Wildlife photographer Yarin Klein recently experimented with operating a camera remotely while on safari in Kenya. The result? A series of extraordinary shots of a herd of elephants.
Klein originally posted a video on Instagram outlining the photographic endeavor. He placed his camera on a small stand low to the ground of the dusty savannah, waited a safe distance away in a safari vehicle, and watched as a group of elephants crossed in front of the lens. He snapped his photographs remotely and then collected his camera once the elephants had passed, undisturbed by his presence. It’s impossible to say how aware of the camera’s presence the elephants were, but if the intimate eye contact Klein captured is any indication, these particular elephants were ready for their closeups.