Behind the Frame – Bums and Baobabs

Gerry van der Walt All Authors Leave a Comment



Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 mm IS F2.8, 1/500, f/10, ISO 400


Personally I think elephants are some of the most difficult animals to photograph. Maybe it’s their grey body colours or the fact that they’ve got such odd block-like shapes. Either way, I’ve always struggled to get great elephant portrait shots. So what I’ve been trying to do lately is take more photos of elephants in their environment.


This one was taken in Tarangire National Park where you often see more than 300 elephants on a drive in summer. I was lucky to get them all walking next to each other as opposed to in single file as they so often do, and the greenery provides a fresh background.


Happy shooting.


Villiers Steyn.


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