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Joachim Schmeisser Art

German, b. 1958

Joachim Schmeisser is best known for his major photographic series, which he did in East Africa – his iconic portraits of Elephants – especially the Orphan Elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. He started this project in 2009 during a stopover on a trip to the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and the Hadzabe in Tanzania. Everything changed once he found himself surrounded by these baby elephants and his short travel break turned into a wonderful friendship and terrific project. It is still ongoing even today and has become a matter close to his heart. In 2012, Schmeisser won the prestigious Hasselblad Award for this work. In 2017, his book Elephants in Heaven was launched by the German Publisher TeNeues and sold out within 4 months. He feels like this work for him is an unprecedented example of the perfect balance between creating an icon and working with an icon. Art Editor Fridey Mickel of the TAZ Berlin about his work and Matthias Harder, Chief curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation Berlin speaks in his foreword about him as a man of conviction with an ecological, visual approach. He gives something back to the land and ultimately infects us with his enthusiasm for the elephants. He intends to show the beauty and uniqueness of our planet and to increase sensitivity for a topic that concerns us all. He sees the photos of the elephants as portraits of individuals, who are our equals – far removed from spectacular wildlife photography. What interests him is what lies beneath the surface, out of sight, the quiet yet intense encounters. He would like everyone to see the images as a window into a fascinating world, where everything is connected to everything else. Protecting this nature is our most important mission.

(Biography provided by Immagis Fine Art Photography)
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The Bull and the Bird, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate portraits of species threatene...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Tim in front of Klillimanjaro, Kenya, Elephant, contemporary, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 More sizes on request. Signed and numbered on front Tim was the biggest elephant bull in the Amboseli Ecosystem in Kenya. He was one of the last really big tuskers in Afri...
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The Bull and the Bird III, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 available in different sizes A portrait of a massive Elephant Bull in Amboseli National Park. In front of him a small egret is passing by. ​For years, Joachim ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Dust III, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 15 For several days I went out with these baby elephants of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to the bush in Tsavo East, Kenya. Together with their keepers they learn how t...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Wild elephant babies playing I, contemporary, wildlife, b+w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 more sizes on request A black and white image of wild elephant babies playing together in the tall grass in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Born in Germany in 1958, ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Tim in front of Kilimanjaro, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tim in front of Kilimanjaro" Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 8 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 76 x 56 cm / 30 x 22 inch...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Platinum

Orbanoti II, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the male lion Orbanoti in Masai Mara, Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exce...
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Black beard, Kenya, Lion, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 Signed on front or on an adhesive label This iconic Lion is called "Morani". He's one of the very famous "Musketeer" Coalition in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This...
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Morani, Kenya, Lion, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 This iconic Lion is called "Morani". he's one of the very famous "Musketeer" Coalition in the Masai Mara National Reserve. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been phot...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Soulmates, Elephant, black and white photography, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 More sizes on request Two orphaned baby elephants from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust cuddling each other in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Born in Germany in 1...
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Amboseli Plains, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 A small elephant family wslks through the plains of Amboseli National Park with the Kilimanjaro in the background. This artwork is offered by IMMAGIS · ART PHOTOGRAPH...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Elephant Bull with two birds Kenya, 21st century, contemporary, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 3 more sizes on request We needed several hours to get so close to this elephant bull. Step by step and foot by foot. It was this very one moment when he looked directly at ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Tano Bora, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the 5 Boys called "Tano Bora". This coalition of five male cheetahs has been named the Tano Bora coalition, meaning ‘The Magnificent Five’ in the local Ma...
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The Divine, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful Cheetah Lady from her backside. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating excep...
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Beyond II, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 available in different sizes An elephant herd is walking through the open plains of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. In the background you can see the majestic ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Lionheart, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful and majestic male Lion. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Lion Portrait II, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful and majestic male Lion. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Imani I, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the Cheetah Imani and one of her cubs. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptiona...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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The Lioness, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 Portrait of a female Lion in Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate por...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Elephant Bull with two birds Kenya, 21st century, contemporary, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 10 more sizes on request We needed several hours to get so close to this elephant bull. Step by step and foot by foot. It was this very one moment when he looked directly at...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Bull dusting II, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Available in different sizes This iconic elephant Primo, was with his 50 years one of the last remaining big boys in Africa with huge tusks. After several days followi...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Bull dusting I, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Available in different sizes This iconic elephant Primo, was with his 50 years one of the last remaining big boys in Africa with huge tusks. After several days followi...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Elephants in the Dust I, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 Available in different sizes A group of elephants in the dust of Amboseli. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Connected, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 available in different sizes A baby elephant and it's mother are cuddling together. A small egret is beside them. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been phot...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Lone Rider, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 available in different sizes A small egret is riding on an elephant through the plains. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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POWER II, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Also available in: 90 x 86 cm / 35.4 x 33.86 inch; Edition of 10; Price on request 150 x 143.4 cm / 59 x 56.3 inch; Edition of 3; Price on request This iconic elephant ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Beyond I, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 available in different sizes and editions An elephant herd is walking through the open plains of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. In the background you can see ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

A glimpse into Paradise wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes on request A small elephant family is walking through the open plains of Amboseli. In the background you can see the Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachi...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Midday in Rift Valley, Tanzania, Family, b&w, Landscape, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 150 x 234 cm / 59 x 92 in, Edition 3, price on request A group of Massais are sitting in the shade of a tree in the midday heat. This black and white image was shot in Ri...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Huey, Dewey and Louie, Kenya, Lion, wildlife, photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes on request This encounter happened in the very early dawn. The three lion cups were playing in the grass and looked at me very curious. Less than 16,...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Giraffes crossing, wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 Two Giraffes crossing their necks at the foot of Mount Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Elephant bull coming out of the marsh, Kenya, Wildlife, b+w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 more sizes on request This majestic bull comes out of the marsh in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. His name is Primo and he's one of the oldest bulls in the Amboseli E...
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Primo, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, wildlife - LAST PIECE
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes and Editions on request. Primo was one of the "Big Tuskers" and oldest bulls in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. We waited 3 days and he didn'...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

POWER I, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Also available in: 90 x 86 cm / 35.4 x 33.86 inch; Edition of 10; Price on request 150 x 143.4 cm / 59 x 56.3 inch; Edition of 3; Price on request This iconic elephant...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Tim - the Gentle Giant hand painted, Elephant, Mixed Media
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Unique Piece / One of a Kind Joachim is one of the multifaceted artists among Fine Art Photographers and started this style of work already more than 30 years ago. All these pieces ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Ink, Mixed Media, Archival Pigment

Elephant herd walking to the waterhole, Africa, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes on request An elephant herd is walking to a waterhole. They raise their trunks to smell the water. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photograp...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Kibo, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Kibo" Kenya 2009 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 inch Total image size 112 x...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Platinum

Tim - Guardian of Eden, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tim - Guardian of Eden" Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 inch Tota...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Platinum

Kibo, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Kibo" Kenya 2009 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 76 x 112 cm / 30 x 44.1 inch Total image size 15...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Soulmates II, Kenya, elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 15 More sizes on request Two elephant babies hugging each other. Born in Germany in 1958, Joachim Schmeisser is best known for his major photographic series he h...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Tim - Guardian of Eden, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tim - Guardian of Eden" Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 76 x 112 cm / 30 x 44.1 inch T...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Platinum

Tomorrow's Leader, Platinum Palladium
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tomorrow's Leader", Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 6 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 76 x 56 cm / 30 x 22 inch Total im...
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Tim - Eye to Eye, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tim - Preserver of Peace", Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 inch T...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Platinum

Cut in Stone, Platinum Palladium
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Cut in Stone" Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 6 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 inch Total image si...
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Couple I, wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa, elephant
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 Two young elephants playing together and hug each other with their trunks. Born in Germany in 1958, Joachim Schmeisser is best known for his major photographic...
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Archival Pigment

Young boy drinking, Kenya, b&w photography, wildlife, elephant
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 10 More sizes on request A young elephant drinking at a waterhole. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Tim - Preserver of Peace, Platinum Palladium, Hall of Giants Series
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Joachim Schmeisser "Tim - Preserver of Peace", Kenya 2019 Edition of 3 + 2 AP 4 Handmade Platinum Palladium Prints Signed, titled and numbered Sheet size 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 inch T...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Lost Paradise, Rwanda, Contemporary, Gorilla, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 3 The photo shows one of the last mountain Gorillas in the green rainforest in the Volcano National Park, Rwanda. It's like a window to another world. ​For years, Joachim Sc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Giraffe in front of MtKenya, Kenya 2019, Giraffe, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 more sizes on request A Giraffe in front of the Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, ...
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Platinum

Elephant Family in front of Kilimanjaro, Kenya, b&w photography, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 10 An elephant family, in Kenya / Amboseli walks in front of the Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range...
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Giraffe Couple, Kenya, contemporary, wildlife, b&w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 more sizes on request Two Massai Giraffes cuddling in a northern conservancy area in northern Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the...
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Searching for salt, Kenya, Elephant, Wildlife, landscape, b&w
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 more sizes on request This was a very qualm and intimate moment, when this little family was searching for salt and other minerals in the barren ground of the Amboseli ...
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The wild bunch, Elephant, wildlife, Africa, Landscape
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Three elephant bulls walking through the plains of Africa. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally int...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Tim's Land, a Tribute to the icons of Africa, Elephant, wildlife, blackandwhite
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 More sizes on request Tim –The Preserver of Peace – was one of the last Super Tuskers in Kenya and the biggest Elephant Bull in East Africa. This picture shows him in fron...
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Giraffe in front of Kilimanjaro, Giraffe, wildlife, Africa, blackandwhite
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 A Giraffe is walking through the Amboseli Ecosystem. In the background you can see the Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Primo, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes and Editions on request. Primo was one of the "Big Tuskers" and oldest bulls in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. We waited 3 days and he didn'...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Elephant bull coming out of the marsh, Kenya, Wildlife, b+w photography
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 more sizes on request This majestic bull comes out of the marsh in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. His name is Primo and he's one of the oldest bulls in the Amboseli ...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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Archival Pigment

Lonely Bull dusting, Elephant, wildlife, Africa, blackandwhite
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition 5 A lonely Elephant Bull is walking through the open plains in front of Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at clos...
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2010s Contemporary Joachim Schmeisser Art

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