It was that one-day in a thousand days when we entered Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
The warm air and the reflecting sun on the dry soil while above a beautiful conglomeration of clouds packed together. We sat in an old Range Rover, air condition long since no more, a dry breeze blowing through the open windows. The dust that creeps into every corner and my photo equipment is safely covered.
I stopped to look through my binoculars, on the horizon a small elephant group appeared.
The elephants in this area are different as when marching by in large herds, one feels the majesty with which the big colossus moves. They really belong to this place. After a few days in this area you realize departing from the world you came from and touch base with nature, the animals and your own serenity … an overwhelming experience.
When this scene evolved, the small group of elephants came closer; it was only my camera, the elephants and I. They looked like three stragglers; I repositioned myself slightly to gain a different angle to those great creatures.
A vertical frame for this image emphasizes the special and interesting perspective of the scene. Although close to us, they appeared smaller as I chose to give the sky and the dramatic clouds the dominant space.
This shot concludes my love for being out there … the depths of space represents a calmly atmosphere and a wide space of virginity, a special feeling only experienced in the wild.
This image of the PRIDE OF AFRICA Collection (African Wildlife) is available to purchase as a limited edition print in 5 different sizes.
The edition size is 101 prints per image plus Artist Proofs of which each size has a certain amount of prints allocated to it. All artworks are personally approved, individually numbered and signed by the artist, Klaus Tiedge. Each artwork is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
We are using Giclee printing method on high quality archival fine art (Hahnemühle German Etching) paper.
For this image the following sizes are available (including white border):