He stands right in front of you, not ten feet away. He smells and eyes up to the last detail. And though you seem safe you’re at his mercy. The encounter with wild elephants in such close proximity is stunning, impressive and incomparable. It almost seems as he is asking – Why? And you have no answer.
The Chobe National Park in northern Botswana is equipped with a large population of elephants. Your archaic appearance gives them an abandoned, heavy mature and unapproachable. Sovereignty. To be allowed to observe their toilet on the Zambezi River is a privilege and a gift. There are moments when time seems to stand still. This is one. These giants are here for centuries on this land and when viewing swings nostalgia for a better, different world for them. In there is enough space and the knowledge that the best place for ivory is on the elephants.