Powerful Photos of Majestic African Elephants Highlight Their Familial Bond

Photographer Peter Delaney captures majestic African elephants in a series of gorgeous and candid images. The South African transplant catches the creatures trotting along the plains, dusting themselves, and drinking water from a shallow pond. With a cloudless sky and little shade, you get a sense of just how hot it is on the savanna. Delaney's photos also showcase a heart-warming familial bond between the gentle giants as they touch trunks and move together in large groups.

A 2001 trip to Africa began a new chapter in the photographer's life. Overwhelmed by the continent's size, Delaney traveled to the forest of Bwindi, the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, as well as the shores of Lake Malawi. And for the past five years, he's honed his skills as a fine art photographer to translate that passion into images like these. “My wish,” Delaney writes, “is to transport the viewer, inspire and to ignite a passion for all life and environs on our wonderful planet.”

Peter Delaney website
via [Lost At E Minor]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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