Elephants at Twilight

Frans Lanting's Image

One evening during Botswana’s dry season, I waded into a water hole to capture a shimmering reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight, with a full moon suspended in a luminous pink sky.

The image is my homage to the primeval qualities of southern Africa’s wilderness, the grandeur of elephants, and the precious nature of water in a land of thirst.


Behind the lens

Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting

The Netherlands

Over more than three decades Frans has set the standard for photographers. His images have been consistently original, characterised by signature eye-level perspectives and sophisticated lighting techniques. His many honours include the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, a Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society, Sweden’s Lennart Nilsson Award and The Netherlands’ highest conservation honour, the Royal Order of the Golden Ark.

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