This image is selling well – which is gratifying as it is the product of my signature style of elephant photography. I see no better way of capturing the enormity of a big male than with a wider angle lens on a ground positioned camera body with remote radio transmitter links.
The best place to do this in the world is on the dry lake to the North of Amboseli National Park. I know this arid and elemental dustbowl as well as I know London or New York as my regular guide – Juma – and I have spent weeks in search of images like this.
The technique has cost us a few broken cameras (check our website) but both Nikon and I think its a worthwhile approach and images like this suggest why. Their leading 35m lens is probably the most used piece of equipment in my camera bag – it is entirely in my comfort zone. Look at the hairs on the elephant’s trunk – that perhaps tells you all you need to know.