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Facing an elephant in the beech woods?

November 7, 2010

The other day I walked in the beech woods around Marselisborg Castle – a lovely area which I often pass through. I posted some of the flowers there in spring.

This time I was suddenly faced with a mighty elephant foot:

Elephants foot??!!

But the Zoo in Århus had closed many years ago, and no Circus is visiting town these days….

I looked up – and realised it was a “Beech-foot”:

My following posts will show other photos from the area between the Castle and the sea, a park called Mindeparken.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 5:54 am

    It does resemble an elephant’s foot! Well seen.


  2. November 8, 2010 6:40 am

    These are winning shots. Especially the first.


  3. November 8, 2010 11:51 am

    It does look like an elephant’s foot! 🙂


  4. November 8, 2010 7:31 pm

    yeaaa..really similar to it..u’ve discovered a new thin’..


  5. November 9, 2010 12:34 am

    Well seen and hi to your shadow!


    • November 9, 2010 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Scott – and hi to you – and Disneyland 😉 – great posts you made from there!


  6. November 9, 2010 10:14 am

    good narrative and images and thanks for your visit and comments, all the best…


    • November 9, 2010 4:37 pm

      Thank you, Peter. – You have a very fine photo-blog, I hope some of my readers will check it out 🙂


      • November 17, 2010 3:23 pm

        I checked out Peter’s blog – absolutely *magnificent* photos, definitely worth visiting again and again!


  7. November 9, 2010 5:04 pm

    Hello Truels!
    It was nice to hear from my favourite Danish city! I hope everything is OK down there. I had a look through your blog and you have lots of photos you can be proud of. And I was glad it wasn’t an elephant too 🙂

    See you around!


    • November 9, 2010 5:24 pm

      Thanks for your visit – and comments. You have got a great blog – I’ll be there again soon – if I do not meet an elephant…


  8. November 9, 2010 5:29 pm

    Brilliant! It does looks amazingly like an elephant’s foot :)! Great capture!


  9. November 9, 2010 5:53 pm

    An elephant’s foot – indeed! I think legend has it that ‘beech-foot’ is famous for coaxing out human shadows… 😉


    • November 9, 2010 9:38 pm

      The shadow was happy that it was a beech-foot – and not an elephant-foot 😉


  10. November 9, 2010 7:16 pm

    Fantastic find – it does look like an elephant’s foot. Your photoblog is great – you have taken some wonderful photos:)


    • November 9, 2010 9:47 pm

      Thanks for visiting here – I like your photoblog too – and it offers memories of my 3 months visit to New Zealand in 1996 🙂


  11. November 17, 2010 3:28 pm

    Aww… now if you’d been walking in the woods around Knysna along the Garden Route, you just might have encountered an *actual* forest elephant. 😉

    When we visited the Elephant Sanctuary near there, they said that there were just a handful of elephants still living in the forests around Knysna; but because they are very cautious of people, you’d have to be reallllly quiet and observant to see them.

    Amazingly, despite their size and weight, these elephants make almost no sound at all when they walk in the forest.


  12. May 20, 2012 10:25 pm

    Aha, the Danish variety of elephant is somewhat different I see.


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