desertsky

desertsky

Lives in Namibia Windhoek, Namibia
Joined on Jun 13, 2013

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On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

Rian van Schalkwyk, the photographer of the other elephant/hippo photos submitted the dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life pictures website can be contacted at docspoed@gmail.com.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 12:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

Yes, it is the same elephant, the same hippo cow and calf on all photos.
Yes, the photos were taken at the same waterhole on a private game reserve in Namibia. And yes, it appears that the photos were taken from the same angle.
Regarding the allegation that I have entered someone else’s photo for the completion:
1. No, the allegation is not correct.
2. I have not witnessed the scene where the elephant attacked and tossed the hippo cow on her back nor photographed same.
3. If you compare the photos, you will, inter alia, notice that the elephant on my photo has wet patches on it’s body, whereas the elephant on the other photos displays a dry skin.
In short: the photo entered for the competition was taken by myself.
desertsky

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

Thank you all for your votes and comments.
Both mother and baby eventually were safely back in the water.
The hippo mother had a fairly long stand-off with the elephant before she joint the calf into the pool.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Jaguar in the A To Z - Letter J challenge (2 comments in total)

Jaguar?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On no sound in the Silence challenge (3 comments in total)

A stunning photo capturing the challenge theme just spot on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Pretending to be part of the plant in the WildAnimals: camouflaged challenge (5 comments in total)

Amazing capture - congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On Golden Gate Bridge in the Bridges challenge (2 comments in total)

Stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Todi in the "My town" challenge (15 comments in total)

Great photo - congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:28 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Phewan Sunrise in the Nepal--anything goes challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations on 1st place - great photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Wild Horses in the WildAnimals: Battle challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

maxola67: Maybe wild ones)))

Visit www.hopeandahorse.com/tag/wild-horses-of-Kleinmond/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
On Etosha Giraffe Sunset 1024ppi in the The Prairies challenge (15 comments in total)

Stunning photo - congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 07:36 UTC as 10th comment

Great image - congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2013 at 07:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On JK Bridge in the View from the top - Bridges challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulation - great photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On Micheldever_Woods (6 of 6) in the Rural Spring challenge (4 comments in total)

Stunning image - well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 1st comment
On CRW_5594 photo in Michael Kilpatrick's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great capture of this beautiful cheetah - well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 08:14 UTC as 1st comment
On She is not waiting for you in the Empty challenge (4 comments in total)

Great capture. Fits the subject perfectly - well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:04 UTC as 3rd comment
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