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




 Lion Couple, Serengeti 2010

Lion Couple, Serengeti 2010



Lion Roar, Maasai Mara, 2012 by Nick Brandt




 Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008





Elephant Mother & Baby Sleeping, Amboseli 2012




 Elephant Skull, Amboseli 2010




 Abandoned Ostrich Egg, Amboseli 2007


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

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