Photography by Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt is a photographer who photographs exclusively in Africa, one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed by the hands of man.

The photograph below is the one that first caught my attention.  A well-crafted and powerful image.  You can feel the desperation and emptiness left by the elephant’s untimely demise in the ranger’s heart.  A moment mirrored by dense low-lying clouds over a vast, barren, landscape.

 

Ranger with Tusks of Elephant Killed At the Hands of Man, Amboseli 2011

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 Lion Couple, Serengeti 2010

Lion Couple, Serengeti 2010

 

 

Lion Roar, Maasai Mara, 2012 by Nick Brandt

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 Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008

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Elephant Mother & Baby Sleeping, Amboseli 2012

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 Elephant Skull, Amboseli 2010

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 Abandoned Ostrich Egg, Amboseli 2007

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An abandoned ostrich egg sits alone, forgotten, in a dry wasteland.   A bleak metaphor of the future for Africa’s wildlife without more protection.

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