Derek Nielsen Photography

Sibling Bond



While in Tarangire National park, this heard of elephants was exploring a dried up river bed for water beneath its surface. The elder elephants dug down into the dried sandy riverbed to reveal water that was below the surface. What was meant to be a learning experience it seemed ended up being a moment for these two younger elephants to antagonize each other into wrestling matches and play time. I am unsure of their family line but I can’t help have them remind me of my own upbringing being the youngest of two boys.

Tanzania, 2016

Limited edition fine art print of 100

Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 32 × 48 in
Print Finish

Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60

Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print