Elephants are, without a doubt, one of the most majestic creatures walking the Earth. Elephants are known for their incredible lifespans, with African elephants living up to 70 years.
Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas had the chance to have a personal experience with an elephant nearing the end of her life. F_MU1, as she was known to the Tsavo Trust, spent over 60 years living in a quiet corner of Tsavo, Kenya.
“Over the bushes I caught a glimpse of an elephant’s back and seconds later she stepped out into the open. I was speechless,” he recalls. “F_MU1 was skinny and old but she strode forward with stately grace. Her tusks were so long that they scraped the ground in front of her. She was like a relic from a bygone era.”