Behind The Lens

For me there is nothing that comes close to observing and photographing elephants, the worlds largest and arguably the most intelligent land mammal. Every time I watch them I’m rewarded with a different experience each as incredible as the last, it is something I will never tire of doing. It’s easy to get a good photograph of an elephant, the struggle is getting a great photo. Their size, their tusks, their skin texture and their continual quest for food provide fantastic opportunities but I’m still on the hunt for that perfect shot, I doubt I’ll ever get it though such are the standards I set myself…every image can always be better!

In 2019 I’ve been lucky enough to spend seven months in the Masai Mara, one of Kenya’s most abundant game reserves. Here elephants roam freely and safe, often even through our camp, so as a result I’ve been able to get incredibly close (often within feet) to these beautiful animals. This helps my style which lends to getting as close to my subject as I safely can without influencing their behaviour. The latter I am very against as a wildlife photographer.

If I could I would spend all day, every day not just photographing but watching these animals, which are, in my opinion, the greatest this earth has to offer.

To purchase any of my elephant prints please visit here - as all my elephant images so far have been taken in the Masai Mara, 20% of profits from each sale will go to the Mara Elephant Project, an incredible organisation doing so much to protect one of the worlds most endangered animals.