Isn´t it just fascinating how elephants survive in semi and desert areas like the Etosha Pan?
Taking into consideration that they have need enormous amounts of food and water everyday they is basically on the move all day long. Often they spent the day in the bushy areas and come to the waterholes at night.
Despite on other photo trips, I had a few days that I was totally on my own as my friend Michael, had to return to Germany.
It is a different approach overall because you have to drive and take pictures and often cannot reposition the car as you like if needed.
I stopped my car at the side of the road when a cracking noise appeared out of the bushes on my left. I couldn´t see anything. Suddenly, two elephants came out of the thicket. Out of intuition I took my camera. Leaning over to the passenger site gave me a better position. Then another, bigger elephant appeared. I held my breath. I was unable to move any further. Carefully I released the trigger.
This encounter took me very much by surprise and I felt almost paralyzed.
Unbelievable, that out of this situation this spectacular image happened.
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):