Just a four-hour drive from the vibrant capital of Nairobi, the dusty plains of Amboseli lie 1,150 meters above sea level and are home to over 50 mammals, including one of the most notable elephant populations in Africa. The backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro does not just serve to provide a spectacular setting, but the water from the volcanic formation of Africa’s tallest mountain also sustains the park’s ecosystem.
Amboseli became a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1991 and is home to a few major league celebrities like the incredible elephant Tim, who has unwittingly become a world ambassador in the fight to protect big tuskers. And protecting tuskers is the park’s main focus thanks to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, which aims to ensure the long-term welfare of Africa’s beloved pachyderms.
The dry dusty plains, the swamps and the view of Kilimanjaro alone are enough to just feel alive. Then you add Elephants into the mix and you are ready for a great photographic trip.
Elephants are beautiful animals that are adored across the planet. Parks like Amboseli attract travelers to just come and be with these giants.
The most common types of elephant pictures in my collection are Mothers with their Calves, Matriarchs, Tuskers like Iconic Tim and Family Groups. I will believe Black and white add drama created by dust, clouds, mountains, elephant itself to Amboseli elephant images that color may hide from the viewer.