Deep in the heart of a vast wilderness, some of the rarest creatures on Earth still roam; living relics from a bygone era, they are the last of Africa's great tuskers. For the first time these elusive elephants have been subject to an in-depth photographic study and are now immortalised in Land of Giants.
Will Burrard-Lucas, in partnership with Tsavo Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service, spent months photographing elephants in all corners of the Tsavo Conservation Area. Using the latest technology including his innovative remote-control BeetleCam, Burrard-Lucas has captured an intimate glimpse into the lives of Tsavo's elephants and a spectacular photographic record of some remarkable individuals.
Against a backdrop of escalating human-wildlife conflict and the ever-present threat of poaching, Land of Giants brings a message of hope: that these giants are still out there – and they can still be saved.
Will Burrard-Lucas is a British wildlife photographer. He is best known for using remote-control cameras and camera traps to capture close-up images of wildlife. In 2013 he founded Camtraptions Ltd to turn his inventions for wildlife photography into products for photographers and filmmakers around the world.
"The 150 images in this suitably hefty 36 × 28cm large-format book might, at first glance, be seen as an historic collection of fantastical creatures retrieved from a dusty archive. But once you've got over the initial amazement at seeing those long, sweeping scimitars of ivory, and realise that these pictures were taken just a year or two ago, you begin to appreciate not only the artistry but also the technology that has gone into creating them."
– Travel Africa Magazine