Posted in Africa, Elephants, Nature, Photography

Your Daily Elephant

A series of photographs about the daily lives of elephants.  I love the diorama effect of this old photo.  Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

photograph by Cheryl Merrill
photograph by Cheryl Merrill


Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008. She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.

6 thoughts on “Your Daily Elephant

  1. Really enjoyed stumbling upon this blog, thanks for sharing your photos. Africa never leaves you, but it sure feels like I’m a long way from home today. These pics really brightened my day 🙂

      1. Hi Cheryl, I was born and brought up in Malawi. My parents still live and work out there so I still have strong ties to Malawi, but despite being in the UK for over 15 years now I still feel homesick! your photos are a lovely reminder, thank you Mx

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