Amboseli, Kenya 2019

Tim – the world’s most famous and largest elephant – is an icon of our times. Like any icon, whether they be a politician, sports star or lm star, there is pressure on the photographer to do justice to the subject in a portrait. Often these encounters fall down as the cameraman simply stands on the shoulders of the icon and does not impose himself on the situation. With Tim, I cannot have him passive – he must be ears flapping, dust flying and coming towards me. at is easier said than done, but if we put in the hours with the right local team, it is possible.

I think that this portrait of Tim does justice to his magnificence.



  • Image: 56" x 78" (143 cm x 199 cm)
  • Framed: 67" x 89" (171 cm x 226 cm)


  • Image: 37" x 51" (94 cm x 130 cm)
  • Framed: 48" x 62" (122 cm x 158 cm)

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