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The social life of elephants is a model of organisation. Led by the matriarch, the group transmits to the young generations the knowledge necessary for survival in the savannah. This young elephant in the Amboseli Park in Kenya is lucky to be surrounded by adults who will help him to grow and blossom in an increasingly hostile environment. When he is fully grown, he will also play a role as a protector and guardian.Read more Read less
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Laurent Baheux was attracted to journalism and editing at first, rapidly discovering a passion for wildlife photography. He has always been fascinated by Africa. From 2002, during a visit to Tanzania, he began personal work on the wild fauna. From then on, he chose black and white, with its play of shadows, to immortalise rare and ephemeral natural scenes, constantly seeking to sublimate the animals, to capture the magnificence of their attitudes and the emotion of their gaze. His artistic career in black and white reached a turning point when he was nominated for the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2007 in the ?Creative Vision of Nature? category. Through a stylised aesthetic approach that stands out from traditional photography, Laurent Baheux magnifies the nature and wildlife he encounters, whether it be tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, or migrating birds.