Will Burrard-Lucas, Land of Giants
“Land of Giants” is a collaboration with the Tsavo Trust in Kenya. The end product will be a photographic book about the elephants of Tsavo National Park. The first phase of the project took place during the dry season in August 2017. I spent many days photographing the elephants as they came to drink at various waterholes. For several images I used my BeetleCam, a remote-control camera buggy, that allowed me to achieve an intimate, close-up perspective. I had a live video feed from the Sony mirrorless camera on the BeetleCam which allowed me to accurately compose the images. I also took several images of a remarkable female elephant with tusks that reached down to the ground. Experts believe that there is no other female elephant with tusks to rival these in all of Africa. To find her we used a light aircraft to search an area twice the size of Wales.