Forget ‘Selfie’…. This one is ‘Elphie’…!!!

Forget Selfie, This 'Elphie' will Floor You

The elephant selfie or “elphie” has taken social media users by storm. Photo credit: IANS

If you were left stunned by a black macaque’s selfie last year that became a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer about who owned the selfie, this awesome “elphie” is going to floor you completely.

Now trending on social media, the elephant selfie or “elphie” has taken users by storm.

The “elphie” is courtesy Christian LeBlanc, a former student from University of British Columbia, who is now studying in Thailand, globalnews.ca reported.

The “elphie” was taken on Koh Phangan Island in southeast Thailand.

“I was taking photos and feeding the elephant bananas until I ran out of bananas and the elephant grabbed my Gopro while the camera was set to ‘timelapse’,” LeBlanc told globalnews.ca. This allowed the camera continuous shooting and enabled it to take the “elphie”.

The stunning photo has now been shared by LeBlanc on her Instragram account.

Last year, a selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi had become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie. Wikipedia has refused to remove the famous selfie, saying the monkey – and not the photographer – owns the copyright because the animal took it.

The photographer David Slater was clicking photos of crested black macaques in 2011 when one of the endangered monkeys hijacked his camera and snapped hundreds of pictures. Among those, there were some stunning images, including a selfie of the macaque that made headlines.

Later, the US Copyright Office confirmed that a monkey – or any other animal – that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo.

In an update to copyright regulations and practices, the US regulator spelled out examples of works that are not eligible for protection. These included — photograph taken by a “monkey” and — mural painted by an elephant”.

Source….www.ndtv.com

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Joke of the Day…” This is Pine Tree… ” !!!

A squirrel is living in a pine tree, when one day it starts to shake and rock.

So he looks outside and he sees a large elephant trying to climb up the tree.

“What the hell!” the squirrel exclaims. “What the hell do you think you’re doing climbing up this tree?!”

The elephant responds. “I’m climbing up here to eat pears.”

The squirrel is befuddled. “You moron! This is a pine tree! There are no pears!”

The elephants stares at him for a moment before replying, “I know. I brought my own.”

SOURCE::::: http://www.joke a day.com

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” Rare Elephant Twin Babies …” !!!

Two extremely rare elephant twins have been born on a game reserve in south-east South Africa.

The unnamed babies were spotted on the Pongola Game Reserve in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal this week, watched over by their mother and the rest of the herd.

Less than one per cent of elephants born are twins, and the last reported set in the area born in 2006, to a cow in Kruger National Park.

Baby joy: The two adorable twin baby elephants and their mother, 31-year-old Curve, in South Africa

Baby joy: The two adorable twin baby elephants and their mother, 31-year-old Curve, in South Africa

Helping hands: Curve takes her young twins to drink alongside another elephant cow and her young

Helping hands: Curve takes her young twins to drink alongside another elephant cow and her young

Time to go: The twins and Curve are being left alone by reserve staff so the three can bond in peace

Time to go: The twins and Curve are being left alone by reserve staff so the three can bond in peace

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2866935/Incredibly-rare-elephant-TWINS-born-time-decade-Cute-calves-unveiled-game-reserve-members-herd-help-mum.html#ixzz3LPxex6Bj

SOURCE:::www.dailymail.co.uk

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