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Echo is the matriarch of the family of elephants I have been filming and photographing for over 15 years.   She is the star of the trilogy of films I have made about their lives, (The “Echo of the Elephants trilogy”).  They are known as the EB family and their names all begin with the letter E. Here I am lying beneath the Land-Rover and am within inches of her trunk as she feeds on the nutritious grasses of Ol Tukai Orok – the Place of the Dark Palms.  She knows I am there and I am convinced she deliberately comes this close to keep an eye on me.  In doing so she demonstrates an extraordinary degree of trust.  I have to admit though that despite knowing her so well my heart stills beats a lot faster when she comes this close. Echo died in May 2009.