ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Elephants!

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Yes, at the suggestion of the rascally Rhubarbodendron, the theme of our latest Avatar Contest shall be those proboscally endowed non-ruminant mammals of the family elephantidae; i.e. pachyderms, mammoths, and mastodons. In short: Elephants. African or Asian, living or extinct, circus or civilian. They all qualify. No fictional elephants, though. Dumbo need not apply. Sorry, kid.

    Art is acceptable in the form of paintings, naturalist sketches, et cetera, as long as it is non media.

    It can even be a picture of an elephant by an elephant:

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    Just be careful bringing them in here. Those suckers are big.

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    And, uh, be sure they're housebroken. Thanks. Go for it!
     
  2. auntiehill

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    Elephants make good friends.
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  3. Zulu Romeo

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    Elephant calves are so cute. :adore:
     
  4. Ghost07

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    OH! This is a good one! :lol:
     
  5. JiNX-01

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  6. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I hope this is "naturalist" enough to qualify:
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  7. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    The great Frisian comedian Otto Waalkes drew this, it's called an "Ottifant":

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  8. Saga

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  9. auntiehill

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    ^That's a nice shot.
     
  10. Owain Taggart

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    Here's mine:

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  11. Ghost07

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    Oh, I like that one...:D
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Wow, what a great response. These are all fantastic. :D

    Yeah, that's a good one.

    It looks like an elephant selfie. :rommie:
     
  13. rhubarbodendron

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    would an elephant shrew count?
     
  14. trekkiedane

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    If I was as close to an actual elephant looking like that, as that photo looks as if the photographer was, I would shit my pants!!!!!
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    I'd recommend to very carefully (but quickly) withdraw first and shit later. It's more hygienic and might safe your life at the same time :p
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Heh, nice lenses really help in this case! I have an Aunt and Uncle who are into professional wildlife photography for a living, and most often the case, they aren't all that close as the pictures would make it seem, thanks to some neat telephoto lenses. So, the likely case is that this was taken from a vehicle, keeping the photographer safe and preventing the animal from getting upset. The photographer got some great timing for a head-on shot.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Or it was the last thing he saw before being trampled. :rommie:

    After a thorough review of taxonomy, I would have to say no. :D
     
  18. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    Oh, Dude! This one breaks my brain! I see between 4 and 8 legs when I look at it...and If i look quickly enough the legs actually make a walking movement! Aaargh! (and no, I'm not drinking right now! :lol:)
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

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    ooh cool! An Escher-phant! =)

    Here comes little Ludwig from Munich zoo. Like all kids he loves playing in the mud :D
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  20. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ I remember him. :rommie:

    Now I see it, too. [​IMG]