Elephants are such amazing creatures, aren’t they? Watching the elephants was my favourite thing to do during my photo safari in Tanzania. I think if I went back I would spend all my time in one place and get to know an elephant family.
The mothers are so protective of their babies! I guess all mothers are like that, but the elephant mothers are always touching the babies with their trunks and pushing them underneath their bellies. I loved the way this baby elephant would touch his forehead to the mother’s leg as he took cautious steps. So cute!!
This is one of my favourite photos that I have processed from my trip so far. I still have lots of photos to do, but I think this one might stand the test of time for being a favourite.
I made this image in Serengeti National Park using my 400mm lens. It was quite dark under that momma’s belly, so to get the detail I wanted and keep a fast shutter speed, I had to push the ISO up to 1000. I remember when I wouldn’t dream of putting my ISO so high, but now I do it all the time. It’s better to have an image with a bit of noise than an image that isn’t sharp.