Elephants can unlock the doors of the imagination.—Gregory Colbert

Elephants can unlock the doors of the imagination.

—Gregory Colbert

May the guardian elephants watch over you in the New Year. —Gregory Colbert

May the guardian elephants watch over you in the New Year.

—Gregory Colbert

If you have not yet experienced the laughter of elephants then you are missing one of nature’s greatest expressions of joy. Elephant smiles travel from their mouth to their eyes and then all the way to the tips of their trunks.—Gregory Colbert

If you have not yet experienced the laughter of elephants then you are missing one of nature’s greatest expressions of joy. Elephant smiles travel from their mouth to their eyes and then all the way to the tips of their trunks.

—Gregory Colbert

Five phoenix elephants rise out of the water and ashes of hurricane Sandy.—Gregory Colbert

Five phoenix elephants rise out of the water and ashes of hurricane Sandy.

—Gregory Colbert

Carried on the wings of the flying elephants.

—Gregory Colbert

People sometimes ask if I am fearful when I am in such close proximity to animals. I can only say that the only way that I’ve been ripped open is by having to leave behind elephant friends, orangutans, cheetahs, caracals, manta rays, or whales. But I would do every hello and goodbye over again as long as it meant that I would have a chance to share their stories. Animals help me to remember all the dreams I thought I had forgotten and remind us to dream as though we will live forever while living as though we shall die today.

—Gregory Colbert

I said to Habibi, when I look through the keyhole elephants peer back from the other side.
—Gregory Colbert

I said to Habibi, when I look through the keyhole elephants peer back from the other side.

—Gregory Colbert
My filming expedition in the Bahamas continues. The long curved beaks of the bottlenose dolphins remind me of elephants when they raise their trunks to the sky. —Gregory Colbert

My filming expedition in the Bahamas continues. The long curved beaks of the bottlenose dolphins remind me of elephants when they raise their trunks to the sky. 
—Gregory Colbert

After my time with the elephants, I went to the ocean and swam out beyond the coral reefs, where the open sea becomes so deep and so vast that the blueness beneath the surface looks like a second sky.—Gregory Colbert

After my time with the elephants, I went to the ocean and swam out beyond the coral reefs, where the open sea becomes so deep and so vast that the blueness beneath the surface looks like a second sky.
—Gregory Colbert

Listen to the music of the elephants.—Gregory Colbert

Listen to the music of the elephants.
—Gregory Colbert

Tomorrow is a full moon in Thailand and I am filming with the elephants.

May the skies be filled with flying elephants.

—GC

How would we see the future if we could stand on the shoulders of elephants?—GC

How would we see the future if we could stand on the shoulders of elephants?
—GC

Elephants tell you everything that cannot be said.
—GC

Elephants tell you everything that cannot be said.

—GC

This past year has been unprecedented for elephants since record keeping began twenty-three years ago. It is estimated that over two and a half thousand elephants have been poached for their tusks. The tragedy of what is happening is not just what is dying around us, but also what is dying within us.
—GC 

This past year has been unprecedented for elephants since record keeping began twenty-three years ago. It is estimated that over two and a half thousand elephants have been poached for their tusks. The tragedy of what is happening is not just what is dying around us, but also what is dying within us.

—GC 

Was there a time and place of innocence?—GC

Was there a time and place of innocence?
—GC