50 Mali elephants are populating Melbourne in August and September 2012. We went out to the city and found all 50 artist designed sculptures. It took us 2 days to walk through the city and take the photos – as you see by our night time shots we couldn’t finish the photo shoot in the daytime … too much walking.
But it was well worth the effort. The whole event is celebrating 150 years Melbourne Zoo – the official anniversary is on the 6th October 2012. Mali is a little baby elephant born 2 years ago and is used as the birthday ambassador. The “Mali in the city” sculptures will be auctioned off on Thursday, October 25 at Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge. All proceeds from the auction will go towards continuing Zoo Victoria’s wildlife conversation efforts. (Please register with Melbourne Zoo to attend the “Mali in the City” auction via email at email@example.com.
As we got too many photos for only one blog post we decided to split the photos up in 2 parts – you are currently reading part 2. Make sure you check out first the first part of our photography series of the Melbourne elephants.
Mali Elephant Photos – Part II
This post is not finalised … we still will upload more Melbourne Elephant pictures … come back soon.
21 Tiger Mali
by Andy Murphy (sponsored by Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club) at Freshwater Place , Southbank, Melbourne
22 Bromley Two
Mali by David Bromley (sponsored by pwc – Pricewaterhouse Coopers) at Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne
Mali by Sally Heinrich (sponsored by Herald Sun) at Southbank
24 Spooky Possum
Mali – by Pippa Makgill (sponsored by The Hamilton Family) at Southbank, Melbourne CBD
25 Wave to Mali
by Andrea Carydias (sponsored by Clark Rubber) at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
26 Lotus Mali
by Kelly Spencer (sponsored by kingston)
27 Harmony Mali
by Zara McKenzie (sponsored by Marriott Melbourne) at Marriott Hotel Melbourne
28 Prayer for Protection
Mali by Blaze Warrender (sponsored by patagonia) at Melbourne Central
29 Baroque Baby Mali
by Robert Haque (sponsored by ANZ) at Burke Street
30 Endangered Asia
Mali by Kelly Just (sponsored by City of Melbourne) at Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street
31 Mali turns the City Pink
by Siemens (sponsored by Siemens) at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne CBD, Swanston Street
32 Wooly Mali
by Mini Goss (sponsored by Channel Ten – The Project) at Fed Square, Federation Square Melbourne
33 Forest rides on the elephant’s back
by Pamela Conder (sponsored by Orange Power) at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
34 Gabriel Mali
by Jacqueline Le Souef (sponsored by Werribee Open Range Zoo) at Melbourne Zoo
35 The Frank Realities
by Antonia Marshall (sponsored by the University of Melbourne) at The University of Melbourne
Make sure you see all the Melbourne Elephant Pictures:
We had to split up the elphants in 3 posts as there are loads of elephant photos:
Go here to part 3 of our Mali in the city series: Elephants in Melbourne – Pictures of Mali – Part 3
Did you see Part 1 of our Melbourne Elephant photoshoot? No … check it out – Melbourne Elephants – Pictures of Mali – Part 1
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