Here are a mother and calf elephant at a salt lick in Bandipur, during an evening jeep safari in Oct 2010. They were hardly bothered about us, unlike what the photo suggests. Subjects were about 15 m from our jeep, and the driver assured us they would hardly react. We spent some 20 min observing them. Elephants come to salt licks to make up for salt loss from their bodies.
Camera: Fujifilm S2000 HD, 15 X optical zoom
Exposure: Auto, Anti- Shake, Handheld with jeep engine off!