It is said that Africa can seize your soul and for Martin this has definitely been the case. The sights, sounds and smells make it a truly unique environment, of which he never tires. The Masai Mara is teeming with amazing wildlife, so much so that it is sometimes difficult to know where to point the camera!! The images in this gallery represent a small proportion of the inhabitants of this magnificent, yet fragile environment. Martin hopes you enjoy viewing this selection of his…
Baby elephants rely completely on mother's milk for the first two years of life and continue to nurse until they're five. Little Yindee has long legs, and his mother Mintra has short legs, and one of her nipples is missing, so it took them a couple of days to coordinate their nursing efforts. At less than a week old, Yindee is not eating leaves. He is figuring out how to work his trunk. It will take him a couple of years. Photo by Lek Chailert, Elephant Nature Park, Thailand.
Mae Perm (b. ~1945) was the first elephant to be rescued by Elephant Nature Park in Thailand in 1992. She has befriended blind Jokia and has served as "aunt" for calves born in the park. Photo by Jodi Thomas
I wish that every person who posts pictures of baby elephants on the beach could see how adult females gather around to protect their children. Whenever you see a baby by itself with no adults around, you KNOW that something is wrong. Photo by Jodi Thomas at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand.