In The Family

This image has a particular charm to me. This newborn elephant was discovered wandering alone, and was taken in by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. At their elephant and rhino orphanage in Nairobi, these juvenile elephants are nursed back to health, and slowly reintroduced into wild herds areas around Kenya. What is most remarkable to me, is how immediately the other orphans accept the newcomers. As with this little one. Taken into the family. These are remarkable animals, and if you want to help protect them in some small way, follow the links in the sidebar. It’s easy. To purchase this image, click here.

In The Family

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Topi Look-Out

This is one of my favorite images from this collection. The Topi is an antelope, standing about 4 feet tall, and is incredibly fast. But it doesn’t just rely on its speed for survival. It is common for these animals to seek out ant hills and dirt mounds in order to keep watch over the surrounding plateau for public enemy number one: the lion. And yet they seem confident and resolute in their ability to survive. I find it interesting that the Topi seeks to make itself visible, while the lion seeks to hide. This moment, captured in the Maasai Mara, makes me think of all things related to pride, perseverance, and patience. A provider and protector of the herd. To purchase this image, click here.

Topi Look-Out

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