This tree stood all alone on an outcropping in Kenya, Africa. Full of green leaves and healthy, it was one of few still standing that elephants hadn’t pulled down to devour the greenery


kenya, africa, one tree, single tree, elephant free, lone tree

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

View Full Profile


  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton3 months ago

    I reason that with a big hillside of tree nearby there may be other reasons for their collective survival. Could the ground be too rocky for their tender padded toes? :-)

  • pete
    Hard to say…certainly it’s more work to get to…we saw an elephant “stranded” on a rockier outcrop than this one because of the sharpness and screwy angles of the protruding stones…

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan3 months ago

    And here you go showing them where this is! ;-D Well done, Phil!

  • monnie
    Hell, they have mapquest, it’s not my fault!

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan3 months ago

    LOL! Today Mapquest, tomorrow smartphones.

  • monnie
    one never knows……

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie13 months ago

    Fantastic image, Phil – great title too!

  • shulie
    we saw many more of this size that were bent over to the ground, and stripped clean

    – phil decocco

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes3 months ago

    2014/04/12 – 2 × 24hrs

  • maggie
    many thanks for your note….

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee3 months ago

    It’s amazing that any trees live to any age. Perhaps the elephants should learn a bit about conservation and global warming!!! Nice picture – good angle.

  • lesley
    the little ones bet trampled and the big ones often stripped of their reachable leaves

    – phil decocco

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...3 months ago


  • P
    such a gorgeous place! Thanks for the feature!

    – phil decocco

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait