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Dawn Commute

David Yarrow:
“I have long aspired to capture imagery of big elephant shadows in Sub-Saharan Africa. A far better alternative to doing so from the air, is to find vantage points high enough to be able to capture shadows from nearby elephants on the land below. On the edge of Amboseli National Park there is such a place. However, big shadows are only created for twenty minutes a day and there is no reason why elephants should choose to be anywhere near the vantage points during this period. Amboseli is a 300,000-acre ecosystem, not a zoo.

I have been at the top of this hill perhaps twenty-five times at sunrise until finally, during the rainy season in April 2014, the opportunity arose. The ground below was lush with greenery, but fortunately the elephants were walking in the clear and the shadows were not corrupted. There is a great sense of place in this image, and I can understand why some say it captures the serenity of East Africa at dawn - all that is missing is that musky smell”.
Medium: Photography
Frame: Included
Certificate of Authenticity: Included
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