A continuing series of photographs about elephants. This is my first photograph of an elephant, taken with an old Minolta, Kodak 400 film. The old film and my inexperience make this look like as if it’s an oil painting hundreds of years old. Zimbabwe, 1996, in that gorgeous evening light, a bull elephant.
Author: 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. View All Posts