My love of black and white photography is only surpassed by my love of African wildlife, in particular, elephants. A decade ago on my first wildlife safari in Uganda. We happened upon a herd of elephants, my first encounter with these magnificent beasts was one a frightening one. Unfortunately, the past had not been kind to the elephants living in this reserve. They had been hunted for their ivory. Even though hunting no longer takes place, elephants do not forget or forgive easily. Every time we drove close to the elephants, they would charge. I was a novice wildlife photographer at the time, and this encounter made me very wary of elephants.

Ten years later and after many safari trips and tens of thousands of photographs. I have fallen in love with African elephants. I have spent countless hours in their presence. Have witnessed the most unusual behaviors and interactions. Elephants are very intelligent animals and can feel and pick up on emotions. If you are calm and peaceful, they too will mirror those emotions.

Understanding elephant behavior has allowed me the privilege of photographing unique moments that few people will ever witness. As a fine-art wildlife photographer, my mission is to share beautiful black and white prints of African wildlife. Hopefully, to inspire and ignite a passion for all wildlife on our beautiful planet.

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Baby Elephant, Few Day Old New Addition, Bonds Of Love

Baby Elephant, Few Day Old New Addition, Bonds Of Love

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Elephants, like so many creatures, show real love and compassion.

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Queen Of The Mara, Matriarch Elephant

Queen Of The Mara, Matriarch Elephant

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catslave6
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2 months ago

She is so beautiful.

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Baby Elephant, Curiosity

Baby Elephant, Curiosity

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Omg so cute!

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#4

Synchronicity

Synchronicity

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catslave6
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2 months ago

Great photo!

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#5

Elephant Ridge

Elephant Ridge

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Dorothy Cloud
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2 months ago

So Magestic

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#6

Shadow Bull Elephant

Shadow Bull Elephant

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

You can see by his ripped ears that he has been through so much but he is so handsome and unique from it!

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#7

Elephant Brothers, Bonds Of Love

Elephant Brothers, Bonds Of Love

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Without question.

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#8

Contemplation

Contemplation

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Wow! This picture is incredible!

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#9

Bull Elephants On The March

Bull Elephants On The March

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

In line

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#10

The Matriarch, Queen Of The Mara

The Matriarch, Queen Of The Mara

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

This looks like an old silver gelatin print. Incredible.

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Family Of Elephants

Family Of Elephants

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I think black and white photos are perfect for elephants!

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#12

Lone Bull Elephant

Lone Bull Elephant

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Looks HUGE

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#13

Duke, Bull Elephant, Masai Mara

Duke, Bull Elephant, Masai Mara

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Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

It is a truly impressive animal demanding all the respect you've got.

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#14

Addo Elephant Ridge

Addo Elephant Ridge

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Nice picture

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#15

Valli, Tusker Addo Elephant Reserve

Valli, Tusker Addo Elephant Reserve

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Birgit Renate
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2 months ago

Just look at this skin. Isn't it so amazing that we still have these miraculous beings in our lives?

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Elephant Bull

Elephant Bull

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Dorothy Cloud
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2 months ago

I can feel his pain.

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#17

U Turn

U Turn

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Which way to go

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Serenity-Matriarch Elephant

Serenity-Matriarch Elephant

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Lovely

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Bigfoot

Bigfoot

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ArhomR
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2 months ago

You have caught the light perfectly.

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Right Of Way

Right Of Way

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Matriarch, Queen Of Mara

Matriarch, Queen Of Mara

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Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Looks like a Queen.

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#22

Lone Elephant-But Not Lonely

Lone Elephant-But Not Lonely

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ArhomR
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2 months ago

I like the title of this pic. Reassuring somehow.

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Seven Bull Elephants Marching Across Etosha Pan

Seven Bull Elephants Marching Across Etosha Pan

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NanZ
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2 months ago

Amazing photos!

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Addo Elephant Bull

Addo Elephant Bull

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