The largest land animals nature provides were captured on Kodachrome in 2011 when the circus brought the elephants to town. A friend walked into our studio just blocks from the rail station to alert me and I grabbed a manual camera to take in the extravaganza. The crowd of families were there for the traditional arrival which soon became an unnatural parade of majestic beasts walking on hot concrete in the midst of auto traffic. Elephants were part of The Greatest Show on Earth in our country for over 100 years. The year of these shots Ringling Brothers was fined $270,000 for animal abuse and five years later retired elephants from US performances. The film was cross-processed and the photos appeared on the Arts Through Architecture billboards in 2012.