With Tim's passing in 2020, the responsibility of being the poster child of African elephants has passed to his 50-year-old cousin Craig. This is no downgrade as Craig's tusks are huge - particularly his left one.; We know our game in Amboseli and on arrival we already have the KWS and the local Masai on our side. The game is to find; Craig at first light and that is not easy as he often moves five miles in any direction in a day. That's a material amount of acreage in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, where bush laden topography makes spotting far harder than in the desert below.; So even with the help of six Masai on mopeds, we only tend to find him one day in three. The good news is that when we do,; this colossus is very chilled. With the counsel of both the KWS ranger and my guide Juma Wanyama, I can be 10 feet away from Craig and lying on the ground. This is probably the greatest privilege I have with animal encounters anywhere in the world, but the triangle of trust has evolved over eight years. We all trust each other and that includes Craig. I guess we earned it.; This portrait of Craig, taken at 7:40am, is the best I can do. There's not much I would change. The heart pounded a little - it was taken with a wide angle lens and the subject was probably the world's biggest elephant. Enough said. 180.3 × 208.3, Contact for price; 132.1 × 149.9, Contact for price
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Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.