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January 1
31-DEC-2010 Walter O. Koenig

January 1

Happy New Year!

A New Beginning

This male African Elephant Calf was born last Monday morning.
It was four days old when I photographed it yesterday, and still a bit unsteady on its legs.
It weighs approximately 230lbs. / 105 kg. and does not have a name yet.

The image above was taken for the Weekly Informal Challenge (Week 38): "The End / A New Beginning"

Check out images of other participants here

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1250s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Nick02-Oct-2016 08:53
It's all been said - phantastic!
Arthur Lebacq12-May-2016 07:35
A lovely and brilliant shot.....V
Maciej Chachulski28-Jan-2016 21:38
Very nice. So small, so beautiful. V
Osman Yazirdag18-Dec-2013 00:46
:) Great shot!
Wilfred Seefeld11-Jul-2012 04:40
What an outstanding shot! VVV
Sheila16-Jan-2012 06:50
What a brilliant shot to close 2010 on. It is a heart-warmer for sure.
Rick Bricker08-Jan-2012 13:31
What a great shot that was to start the year off Walter.BV
John Armstrong08-Jan-2012 07:46
The best of the best IMHO ! V
zyziza25-Feb-2011 09:00
Wonderful little one!
monica memoli14-Feb-2011 14:57
Great interpretation! v
Margaret Lew29-Jan-2011 06:14
What a great New Year image!
Kerry Tingley10-Jan-2011 15:33
A wonderful moment!
Barbara Heide10-Jan-2011 01:03
fantastic catch! V
larose forest photos09-Jan-2011 22:18
Soooo precious! And so heartwarming and adorable. I love this photo more than I can say. This little elephant has no idea of the big world awaiting it. I hope it has a very safe and happy journey in life.
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography09-Jan-2011 21:44
superb ,v
Carla Resh09-Jan-2011 04:38
Great shot. His life is just beginning. V
silvia marmori08-Jan-2011 16:33
i had missed it! so wonderful! so lovely...
Janice Dunn08-Jan-2011 10:12
Beautiful image - it positively makes me smile
j>a>e>17 :):):)08-Jan-2011 00:35
sooio AWELOVED this when i commented before & YOU ROCK WITH YOUR POSITIVE ENERGY MY FRIEND!!!! dear mom nature's GIFTS with YOUR GIFT EYES!!!! :):):):)
Irene Wehrli07-Jan-2011 15:30
What a cute little guy, you captured a wonderful moment Walter!
Hernan E. Enriquez06-Jan-2011 16:44
Beautiful Walter! So well taken!!!
J S Quesada05-Jan-2011 10:40
Very nicely captured. Good to have the reference of the adult elephant in the scene. V
Abescat Charles05-Jan-2011 07:16
Wolfgang Bluhm05-Jan-2011 02:49
It's a boy! And he's so cute! Great shot, Walter!
Carl and Racine Erland05-Jan-2011 02:26
Oh my...what a wonderful shot and amazing beginning.
Happy New Year to you too,Walter. - Racine V
Santi Bravo Figueras04-Jan-2011 06:33
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, what a beautiful little elephant.
Ray Rebortira04-Jan-2011 04:29
And they have long memories.
A Happy New Year to you too!
Dennis Warren04-Jan-2011 03:03
True...babies are always cute. Thanks for sharing.
Sandra Cooper03-Jan-2011 03:19
Wonderful image; we have had several elephant babies here in Melbourne Zoo in the last few months; they are so cute and playful.
Mairéad02-Jan-2011 23:45
This is so sweet! He looks so small beside his mum. A wonderful capture. Happy New Year to you and yours Walter. V
Norman Richard02-Jan-2011 13:12
Great! Wish you more of them in 2011. Vµ
j>a>e>17 :):):)02-Jan-2011 09:04
weee heartsinger with his dear guide illluminates the BEST O'EARTH TREASURE!!!! :):):):)
Bryan Murahashi02-Jan-2011 05:46
Sweet giant baby. Nicely captured, Walter. Happy New Year!
Meggi Raeder02-Jan-2011 05:25
so beautiful, Walter!!
very precious.
sue anne02-Jan-2011 01:30
Such a beautiful little baby elephant and can see the size difference.
janescottcumming02-Jan-2011 00:40
I love elephants and I love this shot. I would call him Diego after the Zoo. He's a beautiful boy! ~V~
Carol Breton02-Jan-2011 00:29
A very touching and lovely image, Walter. Thanks for sharing. ~
globalgadabout01-Jan-2011 23:50
another aspect of life's cycles...and an encouraging beginning to the new year...uplifting image...V
Pete Hemington01-Jan-2011 22:35
New year, new life, thats so wonderful and more than a bit cute.
Jean Chiasson01-Jan-2011 22:03
Very cute image Walter big vote
Doug Cruden01-Jan-2011 21:30
Ahhhhhhhhh....what a cutie!! A new-born for the new year, how lovely! He'll have to have his own gallery here on Pbase so we can see how he's growing :o)
John Reynolds01-Jan-2011 20:31
Wonderful! V.
J. Scott Coile01-Jan-2011 19:37
Precious with perfect proportion and scale.
eye2see01-Jan-2011 19:27
Just impeccable work! My compliments so beautiful! New beginning and a fresh new 2011! Bravo ~V
marie-jose wolff01-Jan-2011 19:12
such a cute elephant baby...
lovely capture, Walter! V
Ken Chambers ARPS01-Jan-2011 18:54
A great symbol for the beginning of a New Year..... voted
Pat Shawyer01-Jan-2011 18:37
Oh so cute Walter, I love elephants, this is gorgeous !
Betty Vlasiu01-Jan-2011 18:35
Love this shot - beautiful capture.
Sam Rua01-Jan-2011 18:32
Very cute, Walter. Nicely captured as well.
Stephanie01-Jan-2011 18:21
This is the cutest darned image Walter!!!!!! BV!!! I hope that you let us know its name once it's selected. :)
Happy New Year my friend!! Go Horned Frogs!! :^)
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography01-Jan-2011 18:15
Great shot, Vote.
Gérard Koehl01-Jan-2011 18:11
Fantastique... V
Kevin Chester01-Jan-2011 18:01
pkocinski01-Jan-2011 17:43
Sweet! Right place and time again Walter.
Dan Greenberg01-Jan-2011 17:33
Fabulous catch Walter and like always, you made the utmost of it. Happiest of New Years to you too. ~BV~
heather01-Jan-2011 16:30
How delightful Walter.. wonderful capture. V
Cindi Smith01-Jan-2011 16:14
Oh, how sweet!!!!! Happy New Year, Walter! May this year be the best ever for you!!!
Inga Morozoff01-Jan-2011 16:01
What a treasure! Hope he grows up big and strong. Happy New Year Walter!
FrankB01-Jan-2011 15:47
beautiful 'little' thing.....great capture showing the scale of things....V
Jola Dziubinska01-Jan-2011 15:45
So sweet :) Wonderful capture, Walter. V.
Jim Coffman01-Jan-2011 15:37
That is tooooooo cute! V
LynnH01-Jan-2011 15:35
Nothing cuter than a baby elephant. Heartwarming! V
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