Africa in black and white has a timeless quality.. There is something about stripping the land down to its essentials. The animals. The people. The incredible vistas.


“To see in color is a delight for the eye, but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”

–Andri Cauldwell

Black and white photography seems to suit the elephants particularly well. Perhaps it’s because it allows us to focus on their expression and hides. The deep crevasses that suggest boundless wisdom and experience. There is a soulfulness in their eyes and in their playfulness. The elephants, I suspect, have a secret.



“They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end.”
Robert R. McCammon


Africa in black and white speaks to me. In the coming months I will be revisiting some of my photos and amending this gallery. But for now, enjoy.


More Reading On Africa


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Drive Bys

Elephant Love

Tanzania Photo Safari: Lake Manyara

Kili and Culture

Lake Duluti: Settling Into Tanzania

An African Photo Safari With A Nikon Ambassador

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An African Photo Safari: Photo Equipment Packing List

Visas and Vaccinations for Tanzania


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