November 14, 2016
- as seen by -Jameson Weston
Gazing at an African elephant with my own eyes and seeing the texture of its wrinkled skin, the whiskers on its trunk, and its long eyelashes is an experience that almost made me forget to try to capture it in a photograph.
While on safari in Tanzania, we came upon a group of elephants near the road. One particular elephant wandered over to our vehicle. It was special to be so near to an animal that is too big to fit in my camera’s viewfinder. I had to change lenses because it was so close.
Taking photos of animals is easy, but capturing magical moments is a life-long pursuit.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of our Wild View 2017 Color in Nature Calendar Contest, this photo was one of 12 chosen from hundreds of submissions and will appear on the cover. Order yours today.
Here is a list of the winners. Congratulations!
William Dych – Puffin
Carolyn B. Figueiredo – Red Panda
Anthony Goldman – Leopard
Anne Grimes – Lizard
McKenzie Leeds – Dolphins
James H. Muchmore Jr. – Frog
Carol Patterson – Wild Dogs
Vikram Ramesh – Roller
Jo Ann Ricchiuti – Turtles
Chris Spohn – Insect
Ferenc Szepfalusy – Lizard
Jameson Weston – African Elephant
Canon EOS Rebel SR1 18-55mm lens