This is a beautiful representation and it is truly a brilliant capture… A giant tusker shakes off the soil from his forehead, which is seen splashing on the ground, he carefully closes his eyes to avoid the dust getting in. Elephants generally splash soil over them to cool off in the afternoon. The soil acts as a shield against the blazing hot sun and insects. He is an elderly male; the age is told by the skin blemishes. A close up of this kind is rare and takes hours to perfect. The artist has brought justice to this magnificent mammal with this impression.