About the Author
Reinhard Kunkel was born in Berlin in 1942 and studied economics in Saarbrucken. A German champion in his teens, his swimming career later led to his first African safari. The safari saw the end of the economist and the beginning of the wildlife photographer, film-maker and writer. He is the author of Elephants
(1982), African Elephants
(1999) and his photographs and articles have appeared in many magazines, including: National Geographic, Life, Stern, Geo, Paris-Match, Terre Sauvage, BBC Wildlife Magazine
and the Sunday Times
magazine. A number of his films have been broadcast by the BBC. He lives in Munich with is Australian wife and fellow photographer, Lala Kunkel.