"IN THE COMPANY OF GIANTS", BY CHARL SENEKAL; SECOND RUNNER-UP, 'BLACK & WHITE'.
"This image occurred quite by chance while we were working at the site of a new hide. Seconds after we had arrived at the waterhole, a breeding herd of elephants appeared from the bush, barely giving us a chance to set up a camera to obtain low-level images of them drinking.
It was already mid-morning and the overcast conditions forced me to photograph for a black and white conversion. The image was obtained with a manual setting on the camera, as the contrast between the dark elephants and the lighter sky forced me to choose my own exposure in order to maintain details in both the subjects and the sky.
The herd brought a newborn calf along, constantly cocooned within the safety of their numbers, and always within trunk’s length of any member."