MARCH 2004 – A baby elephant and an adult elephant walk through the bush of the Addo Elephant park in South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
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
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 70-210mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3819 x 2546 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|