The photos of the majestic mammal, known as F_MU1, were captured by British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas in a national park in Tsavo, Kenya.
Full-time snapper Will, A35, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, took the photos shortly before the 8-foot elephant – whose tusks were estimated to be 6 feet 5 inches long – died peacefully of natural causes at more than 60 years of age.
Said Will: Tsavo is home to some of the last remaining “big tusks” – elephants whose tusks weigh more than 100 pounds on each side.
“It is thought that there are less than 20 of these elephants left on earth, and nearly half of them are in Tsavo.
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