Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – A baby elephant and an adult elephant walk through the bush of the Addo Elephant park in South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When we visited the Addo Elephant Park, to begin with, the weather was not the best. In fact, it was really bad! The sky was covered completely, but – at least – it did not rain. Not yet. Anyway, about 500 meters into the park we encountered the first herd of about 30 elephants crossing the gravel road.

We were in a fantastic position to photograph these majestic animals, probably mothers with their calves. They headed directly for the water hole, and I could not stop taking photos. I probably pulled through an entire film on this occasion. This image shows two members of the group after their stop at the water hole.

The high resolution image

Capture Date09-MAR-2004
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3819 x 2546 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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