The African Elephant. Have you ever experienced an emotion with an admiration of fear, a calm nervousness, a hypnotic alert, an intelligent simplicity and a ferocious gentleness all in one? If you ever found yourself in the presence of these gentle giants of the South African savanna and bush-land, observing and listening to them (with reference to the rumble and trumpet sounds) you would understand that very emotion. No other animal provokes such an emotion amongst the visitors in their domain. Elephants are our favourite subjects. Look carefully, there is emotion in every image.