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    When I was taking pictures of an elephant blessing devotees, at the 'Ucchi Pillayar' temple, the big lady moved two steps back to hide herself in the shadow of the pillar. I wasn't sure if she was shy or angry but I was amazed at how she camouflaged herself with the texture of the pillar.This 7th century temple dedicated to the elephant God Ganesh,is located atop the historic Rockfort in India. Elephants are common in big south Indian temples.
    Composition 43
    Lighting 32
    Creativity 31
    Story 35

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Melissa Rensen, who commented, "This is a marvelous shot, Krishnan. Love the way you captured [the elephant] hiding behind the pillar. She is such a beauty, hard to imagine such a large beautiful animal being afraid of anything. Lovely story too." Well done Krishnan.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 1, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2014
    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
    Focal Length: 96 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 6400
    Copyright: © Krishnan Kalpat
    Categories: Culture, Animals, Abstract
    Assignments: Caption This, A Spark of Genius, Follow Me, Photo of the Day , In the Shadows, Create It