Our first encounter with these animals in the wild truly impressed upon us that we were in their environment and subject to their laws and actions. Beyond their sheer size is a sense of true community versus a simple herd mentality. Generally quiet by nature, they are not reluctant to defned their kind.

Bull Elephant Portrait #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Bull Elephant Portrait #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Bull Elephant Portrait #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana (B&W)

Bull Elephant Portrait #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana (B&W)

The Cooling Shade - Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Cooling Shade - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Bull Elephant Portrait #2 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Bull Elephant Portrait #2 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Ellie Sisters - Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Ellie Sisters - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Protecting the Child - Serengeti NP, Tanzania

Protecting the Child - Serengeti NP, Tanzania

The Warning - Tarangire NP, Tanzania

The Warning - Tarangire NP, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Wanderer - Ngorongoro Crater NP, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Wanderer - Ngorongoro Crater NP, Tanzania

Bull Elephant Portrait #4 - Ngorongoro Crater NP, Tanzania

Bull Elephant Portrait #4 - Ngorongoro Crater NP, Tanzania

The View Behind - Sheldrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

The View Behind - Sheldrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

Down for a Nap - Sheldrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

Down for a Nap - Sheldrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

The Mudbath - Shedrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

The Mudbath - Shedrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

Following the Leader - Shedrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

Following the Leader - Shedrick Elephant Orphange, Nairobi, Kenya

The Water Horse

The Water Horse

Dominant Male Hippo #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Dominant Male Hippo #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Dominant Male Hippo #2 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Dominant Male Hippo #2 - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Together in Mud - Rhino Pair

Together in Mud - Rhino Pair