Posts tagged elephant
I just finished this digital f/x of one of my elephant photos.(Click to enlarge) It is being printed on canvas… I was trying to achieve a light painterly effect to highlight the rich textures of the forehead. Yes?

I just finished this digital f/x of one of my elephant photos.(Click to enlarge) It is being printed on canvas… I was trying to achieve a light painterly effect to highlight the rich textures of the forehead. Yes?

In honour of Satao, the beautiful fallen giant who I posted about earlier today…

njwight:

This is the oldest bull I have photographed. He lived in the Ngorongoro crater and was about 60 years old, according to my guide Moody who had been living and guiding in the area for over 25 years. Sadly, most of these older guys end up dieing of starvation as their teeth rot and they can no longer eat properly.

In honour of Satao, the beautiful fallen giant who I posted about earlier today…

njwight:

This is the oldest bull I have photographed. He lived in the Ngorongoro crater and was about 60 years old, according to my guide Moody who had been living and guiding in the area for over 25 years. Sadly, most of these older guys end up dieing of starvation as their teeth rot and they can no longer eat properly.

Saying Goodbye to a Tsavao Icon

I rarely, if ever, post news items but this has so upset me that I needed to share. The largest wild elephant in Africa, Satao, who lived in Kenya, has been slaughtered for his enormous and stunning tusks. Local authorities who had come to know this giant said he had begun to hide in the bushes more and more and they were convinced he knew his tusks made him a target. With so much slaughter going on in the region, I have no reason to doubt his intuition. Truly makes me sick.

My thoughts go out to the hardworking people in the Kenya Wildlife Service who have an unsurmountable challenge keeping the elephants safe. Thank-you for all you do in trying to keep them safe from the greedy humans who murder them.

http://tsavotrust.org/news/2014/6/13/kwaheri-satao-saying-goodbye-to-a-tsavo-icon

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel
Not sure what I did to “merit” mine…

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel


Not sure what I did to “merit” mine…

Clearly needs a very large pumice stone…

Clearly needs a very large pumice stone…

Smiling elephant.

Smiling elephant.

Clearly happy to see me…

Clearly happy to see me…

Bombs away!  
I just couldn’t help myself.
After all, it’s just fiber presented differently…

Bombs away! 

I just couldn’t help myself.

After all, it’s just fiber presented differently…