British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured a series of black-and-white photographs of – what he calls – the ‘Elephant Queen’ roaming in the natural landscape around Kenya’s Tsavo National park . The images were taken in partnership with the Tsavo Trust, a not-for-profit group, in the hope of raising awareness about the animals.

Known as a “Big Tusker” she’s a rare sight. It’s estimated that fewer than 30 of these animals still exist in Africa.

Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas
Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas
Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas
Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas
Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas

The photographs appear in a new book titled Land of the Giants. You can learn more about this spectacular series here at Will’s blog.

Many thanks to @Willbl for allowing me to use the images!