Mana Pools has a few iconic elephants (Loxodonta africana) which have acquired names and this one is Boswell, renowned for posing on his hind legs to enable browsing in the upper branches. For some strange reason this elephant has been collared. Some would believe this is for Boswell’s protection, but that argument does not hold water. Hopefully the authorities will see through this, but this beast has already been darted three time in the last year, twice for collaring (the first was put on too tightly) and secondly for treatment of his injured tail in circumstances which some suggest were ‘dodgy’.
(Canon EOS 7D / EF24-105mm IS USM; 1/60 sec; f/16; ISO 320; 55mm)
Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
The American photographer Jay Maisel studied painting and graphic design and ventured into photography in 1954. He is best known for capturing the light, colour, and gesture found in every day life using the absolute minimal of equipment often restricting himself to a single lens on a shoot. He is attributed with this quotation:
“If the light is great in front of you, you should turn around and see what it is doing behind you. – Jay Maisel”