21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eminent Elephant Eclipse

On Maasai Conservancy land, our local guide knew I wanted animals silhouetted with the Sun. He saw potential with a few elephants moving toward a ridge and got me into position just as this young elephant started crossing in front of the Sun. I like this image better than when he (or she) was centered because it was so difficult to expose (I was worried about the camera).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © George Turner