This magnificent elephant is one of the few large male tuskers roaming the forests of Dhikala. Whenever I look at this photograph I am struck by the majesty of this large beast, his grace. And gratitude he didn’t notice us. This photograph was taken with a Canon 7d mk2 and 400mm/5.6 lens in May of 2016.
Side Note: Elephants are a matriarchal society with the bulls playing a largely functional role. Male elephants will often stay with their mothers and the herd until the age of 14. They do not, however, leave family life altogether and move off and join another family or move from family to family. Male elephants spend 80% of their time with family groups until the age of 25.