At a class at the Denver Zoo we got to go before the zoo opened to the public and shoot for several hours. I shot this guy just as they were opening. My goal that day was to shoot close ups of elephants eyes cause I think they are one of the most incredible eyes to look at. They are so unique. Their eyes move me spiritually. I brought my 600 lens that day but this guy wanted nothing to do with the public. I wanted to open his gate and take him to a place where no one could stare at him. They belong in big spaces, not pens.