As a wildlife photographer I’ve witnessed elephants for over 20 years.
I’ve photographed elephants for a variety of events such as circuses, safaris and festivals, and also wildlife camera crews.
As a result I’ve been able to learn so much about wildlife.
But my passion for animals is limited.
And I’ve heard the stories of the elephants that I love.
The elephant noise story My first encounter with the Jomba the Elephant occurred in 2009 at the Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya.
Elephant keeper Aida Chiluk was there to witness the birth of the new Jumbo, which she named after her mother.
During the birth process the baby was held at the edge of the enclosure while Aida and a team of elephants looked on, watching for signs of distress.
When the baby’s head and trunk began to roll, she saw that the baby had become unresponsive and was struggling to breathe.
Aida’s instinct was to help the baby breathe by moving her trunk to the side of the cage, so that she could hold it in place.
In response, a team member called a team leader to tell Aida to bring the trunk back.
I was excited to see the trunk come out and start moving again.
I could see the baby start to breathe, and I was happy that the elephant was able to do that.
It was the first time I’d ever seen the baby gasp, so I was impressed.
As Aida was pulling the trunk out, a group of elephants approached.
I knew that the elephants would be watching for danger, and that the Jumbas new arrival was in danger.
With the trunk in the other corner of the cages, I looked over and saw the elephant watching the newborn baby.
Suddenly I heard the loudest, loudest elephant noise I’ve ever heard in my life.
I quickly grabbed the camera and snapped a picture of the elephant who had just made that noise.
My excitement over the sound I had just heard made me very nervous.
It seemed like it would be a long time before we would be able to capture the moment.
However, I was not in a hurry to get the photo, because Aida had already taken the photo when I had the photo taken.
At that moment, I realized that I was the only one who could help.
I was on a short leash with my partner and I grabbed the rope and led the elephant to safety.
The elephant continued to struggle and eventually died.
So now I am a wildlife camera operator, and the only photographer that I know of that is dedicated to helping wildlife.
I am also a member of a wildlife preservation society, which is dedicated not only to capturing wildlife photographs, but to helping preserve them.
Being a wildlife photography enthusiast is not easy.
There is so much noise that you don’t know when you’re not looking.
But one of the most exciting parts about being a wildlife Photographer is knowing that you are helping the wildlife.
It’s not just that you can capture wildlife footage for the benefit of the public.
You can also help preserve wildlife that you know and love by sharing your images with other people.
I’m not saying that everyone should be a wildlife Photography enthusiast, but I do hope that you’ll find it fun and rewarding.
This article first appeared in the November/December issue of News24, a new digital magazine.