Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals. From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.
Amber Anderson for Eres by Camilla Akrans
This is based on a persian painting of a composite elephant. We adjusted some of the creatures and changed it from color to black and grey. I went cross-eyed tattooing it but am very pleased with the result.
This is my feather tattoo on my right rib in honor of my grandparents and anyone close to me that has passed away.
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