The Elephants of Scotland

Translocation_Elephant Crossing[3].jpgElephants lumber behind stone Scottish cottages. A cheetah races along the shores of a loch. A herd of water buffalo graze among Celtic crosses in a hilltop cemetery. London-based photographer George Logan has brought the impossible to life in Translocation, a new photography book that fuses Logan’s shots of African wildlife into his dramatic takes of the Scottish countryside.

Translocation_Cheetah[8].jpgTranslocation_Lioness[5].jpgTranslocation_rhinos[5].jpgTranslocation_Flamingos[3].jpgLogan, a gold medal winner at the Association of Photographers

Awards, traveled to such locations as South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, and Botswana to photograph his subjects in their natural habitats before combining them with shots of his native Scotland, including the Isle of Skye.

The idea for the book was inspired by Logan’s own childhood fantasies of exotic animals being part of his familiar surroundings.

Book_cover.jpgSales of the book will benefit the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity that works to protect threatened species across the globe. The funds will go towards building Born Free’s new wildlife rescue, conservation and education center in Ethiopia. Hewlett Packard Indigo

agreed to print the book for free as a showcase for their premium digital printing capabilities, allowing 100 percent of sales profits to go to Born Free.

For more on the book and to order a copy, go to the official website here.

Photos by George Logan


  1. collen
    January 18, 2011, 6:47 am

    good to see the elephants in Scotland. i saw the elephants live in Scotland., and strange to know that in Scotland they also move on roads.

  2. golf holidays
    August 9, 2010, 5:36 am

    Not sure I would want to be playing golf in Scotland on the links when there are those beasts roaming free about to charge! Great photos though.

  3. mta
    August 4, 2010, 6:28 am

    Reminds one that we did once have such animals – sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths etc. Bears and wolves not so long ago.

  4. Pringle Bay
    August 3, 2010, 11:05 am

    Very interesting, I prefer seeing pictures with the animals in their own habitat, but its interesting to see these images

  5. African safaris
    August 3, 2010, 11:00 am

    What a wonderful idea!

  6. Neva
    August 3, 2010, 8:36 am

    what an interesting idea))))
    like a fairy-tale)))