Elephant grazing in the Elicharro Plains area of Mara North Conservancy.
This matriarch was leader of a herd of elephant that made Mara North their home for most of the month that I was there. Following the example set by this individual, they all had a very assured and calm demeanour.
In this photo, she comes for a closer look as I lie across the front seats of an open-sided, open-top Suzuki. Despite towering over me, she exudes a gentle, almost welcoming presence.