Elephant Mother and Baby

Loxodonta Africana

At Mowani Mountain Camp in Namibia we met our first elephants.

These are Desert-Adapted African elephants. They are a bit smaller than your average African elephant (but big enough!) and they have longer legs and flat feet. That gives them more traction in the sand.

This was a family with a baby and the baby desperately wanted to come with us. Sadly we had no room for her. But for now, her mama has the front page of my web site. Gone are the days I proclaimed: “I don’t shoot anything that moves.”

This image leans on simplicity, balance, impact and the unusual.

ILCE-7RM2 1/800th sec. ISO 800. Lens: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS at f-20, 130 mm. Handheld.