Andrew Lever Photographs Elephants in Sri Lanka
September 8, 2017
My recent trip to Sri Lanka provided me with a rare opportunity to get close to one of the earth’s most majestic creatures: elephants. I am a longtime admirer of these wonderful animals and have always wanted to photograph them, so when I had the chance to visit an elephant sanctuary during my trip, I jumped at it.
You never forget that moment when you first set your eyes on an elephant. It stops you in your tracks. They are so large that you feel totally insignificant in their presence. When they look at you, their brown eyes seem to see right through you.
I spent several hours photographing the elephants in the sanctuary and felt privileged to have been around them. They are magnificent animals and leave you with a lasting impression.
During post, I was determined to give the pictures a timeless feel and a ‘look’ that resembled the antique plate cameras of the past. I achieved this by incorporating some grain and a slight tint to the photographs.
Along with my editorial work I sell limited edition prints to hotels, interior designers and private collectors. These new elephant prints from Sri Lanka have already proved to be very popular.
Andrew Lever is a is a National Geographic, award-winning travel and fine art photographer. You can view more of his travel photography at www.andrewlever.com