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A one hour old African Elephant calf discovers the life-giving nourishment of water for the first time in his very short life – , .

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media.

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Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

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Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. Dana Allen was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

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Jewel Ward
Jewel Ward

Hi Dana, I wanted to let you know that your image of the baby elephant, with my caption, has gone viral via my Tumblr account. I only found your name this morning via a lady named Claire. I found the image on Pinterest in January, didn’t know about your comment, above, and then added a caption. You may see the post here: http://wildeles.org/post/73030409087/baby-elephant-drinking-when-they-are-this-young Then my musings when I realized it had gone viral — but always with the caption: http://wildeles.org/post/74891379072/interesting I had linked it back to Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/236509417902634608/ And then Claire wrote me yesterday to ask about the source: http://wildeles.org/post/83550329043/hello-i-am-helping-some-great-pages-on-the-net-to… Read more »