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Greg at work inside the waterhole for his project, 'In the Footsteps of Giants' © Greg du Toit

Kicking back

 

At work inside the waterhole for my 'In The Footsteps Of Giants' project. It is my hope that this body of work will be remembered, not because of the crazy photographer who climbed into a waterhole, but rather for the awareness it raised and for drawing attention to elephants. All animals are special and important and need to be conserved, but elephants seem to me to be extra special animals. They possess a rare kind of intelligence and cognitive understanding. They are giant, yet gentle creatures and they are also a keystone species to the ecosystem, meaning that should they go extinct, the entire ecosystem will fail. We need to continue working hard to ensure that doesn't happen.