The photographer: Tom Taylor of Fair Oaks
Behind the lens: We are in Tanzania on the second day of a 15-day photo safari. Our first encounter with wild elephants came in late afternoon in Tarangire National Park when we spotted a herd of about 35 elephants walking single file along the edge of a vast marsh. We pulled to the side of the dirt track in our vehicles and turned off the engines, then watched this line of elephants move quickly along the marsh edge.Witnessing these huge beasts moving emphatically in total silence was a spiritual experience. This shot became one of my favorite photographs from the trip.
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