For the "Wild Elephants" wall painting, Detlef Ritter was inspired by a recent trip to Africa on which he had the opportunity to observe the animals up close. In warm earth tones, he depicts a fictional scene playing out amidst the Savannah landscape of Kruger National Park. The steppe soil, captured in radiant vermilion, almost seems to be on fire, lending the image a vibrant energy. The painting - which is applied using a difficult combination of under- and on-glaze painting - depicts a mother elephant, her young, and a bull elephant. The latter is based on Shawu, a symbol of the national park and one of the Magnificent Seven - a group of elephants that became living legends of the park. With his expressive, energetic depiction, Ritter has created a picturesque monument to the bull elephant and, in turn, to the rich heritage of Kruger National Park.