Text and images by Peter Delaney

No stranger to Art of Print, Peter Delaney is an award-winning Fine Art Wildlife Photographer who creates stunning images, perfect for print. These photographs were taken using the Fujifilm GFX-100 medium-format mirrorless camera with various lenses and printed on Art of Print’s Felix Schoeller True Fibre fine art paper.

Old Bull Elephant by Peter Delaney

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Old Bull Elephant

I remember looking at Rembrandt’s self-portraits as he aged; he didn’t airbrush or hide any of his creases, wrinkles, blemishes or frailty from the ravishes of time. Time is no friend of any species, even this old elephant bull – his ragged ears, broken tusks, worn down teeth will eventually be his death sentence. But don’t feel sad for once he was king, ruling this vast land. Many paths bear his mark as he wandered far and wide from herd to herd. When this mighty bull eventually departs from this world, his offspring will be his legacy and his spirit will live on forever.

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Camera: Fujifilm GFX-100
Lens: GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R
Settings: 1/640 f/5.6 ISO 400

Elephant Velvia Sunset by Peter Delaney

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Elephant Velvia Sunset

Sometimes the photography muses shine on you… on route back to camp after 10 hours of photographing wildlife, I found a lone bull elephant on the edge of Etosha, Africa’s largest salt pan. This time of year the atmosphere is full of dust and sand whipped up by the seasonal winter winds. I stop and wait, hoping the bull elephant wouldn’t walk off as I waited for the setting sun to turn a hue of Velvia. The small antelope in the distance is a springbok and adds a sense of scale to the image. “At last, the sun is low enough on the horizon, completing a beautiful composition.”

I don’t create many colour wildlife prints as I love making “black and white photographs”. But this wonderful colour picture I am very proud to have in my portfolio.

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Camera: Fujifilm GFX 100
Lens: GF 250mm f/4
Settings: 1/400 f/4 ISO 400

Vanishing Point by Peter Delaney

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Vanishing Point

A storm blew in from the nearby Indian ocean as I walked among the white dunes of the Western Cape. The clouds grew dark and ominous with the odd ray of sun filtering through. It created the most incredible play of light and shadows on the textured dunes. Laying down low, I pointed my camera upwards to accentuate the wind-carved lines in the dunes as they rose and vanished into the storm.

Location: Witsands, Western Cape
Camera: Fujifilm GFX 100
Lens: GF 32-64mm f/4 R
Settings: 1/125 f/14 ISO 100

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