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June 23, 2009

Photo of the Day: Tanzania Elephant

Tanzania Elephant

Dream Trip 2009 has been up two months and is still going strong, with almost 11,000 entries so far. For inspiration for your own entry, and a chance to win a $25,000 vacation to wherever you choose, read our take on a submission that caught our eye:

Safari photographers often try to get the ultimate shot: the perfectly framed beast in its wild environment on the veld--with no evidence of human surroundings. By this measure, Dream Trip entrant erinnoelle's Dream Trip entry entitled Investigative Elephant falls short: One of erinnoelle's fellow occupants of the safari jeep takes up a third of the frame. But in this case, the human figure gives the image a sense of scale, movement, and immediacy.

"We were traveling through Tanzania's Tarangire National Park, and slowed when we saw a baby elephant dawdling along behind a small herd," writes erinnoelle. "Mama wasn't too far off: She walked toward us, ears flapped wide in part to show us her size. Human or elephant, we're all fiercely protective of our kids."

Share your travel photos and memories in our 2009 Dream Trip Contest. You could be just a few clicks away from a $25,000 trip to anywhere you choose.

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