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Lion Hunt
Pondering Lion
Sunset in Tucson
Rufous Hummingbird at the Albion Basin, Utah
Lioness
Sunshine at la push beach
Black and White Twirl Girl
Chipping Sparrow in Breeding Plumage
Front Yard Morning Shot
Purple Flowers
Sunshine through the autumn leaves
Elephant Portrait
White Rhino through the grass.
Closing Time
God's Love
Lingering smoke, Kewa Fire 2016, Colville Indian Reservation
The Flying Kyler
Gravel Roads of Boone county Nebraska
A young bear gazes at human spectators from a comfortable perch.
Winter wonder land
The August Moon
Rooftops along North Third St, Lehighton, PA
The magic of Yellowstone from above
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elephant Portrait

This is a portrait of a rescued, orphaned elephant in Zimbabwe. I recently spent time there as a wildlife photographer for lion and elephant conservation. Poaching is a serious problem with about one elephant being poached every fifteen minutes. At the beginning of the 20th century there were a few million African elephants but today there are around 450,000-700,000 African elephants, making them an endangered species. In 2011, over 23 tons of ivory was confiscated, which is equivalent to at least 2,500 elephants. With these photographs, I hope to make people more aware of the issues surrounding the environment.

TAGS: Africa, Black And White, Elephant, Portrait, Texture, Wildlife, Zimbabwe

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Copyright:
© Elissa Title.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 29
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Aug. 12, 2016, 12:27 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Focal Length: 135mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Gweru, Zimbabwe