I am heart broken to hear that yesterday, the beautiful and magnificent Big Tusker Tim that I got to meet and photograph last year, has now passed away. Tim was 50 years old.
Such a gentle soul, majestic and sometimes a bit of a trouble maker, often raiding farmers crops, which had him in trouble on numerous occasions.
He became an icon for Elephants, and known to many fans from around the world. He has fathered many from Amboseli so hopefully his gene pool will continue to flourish well into the future.
Such a privilege to have met you big boy, I know you will be missed by many, including the Rangers who guarded you around the clock, keeping you from harms way.
It is believed that Tim died from natural causes.
RIP Tim, Amboseli National Park, Kenya