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Exploring the Frozen Underworld
A shabby little shack, roof buckled by too much Massachusetts snow
Pinion Pine and Milky Way
Lost in the Woods
American flag painted onto a barn Western Massachusetts
double decker living bridge, Cherrapunjee, India
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Train Tracks
Graffiti at the Belchertown School for the Feeble Minded
Louvered sunset framing silhouetted tree near Horsepen Bayou
Mustang
Ebony and Ivory
Tusker coming out of the vegetation
Milky Von Anna
The Widow Walks
Blackhawk
Bringing Out Her Inner Structural Engineer...
Fishing at Chappaquiddick
Playing with waves
Tusker in the farm
A view of Chicago
building
Skating at a river bayou
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Ebony and Ivory

In Africa every 15 minutes an elephant is being slaughtered by poachers to supply the demand for ivory; that’s 96 beautiful creatures a day. This year as of the middle of September 2016 there have been 36 elephants killed by poachers in the Kruger Park alone. The highest number since 1982.With this in mind I made this photograph; focussing on the only part the poachers see; the Elephants tusks combined with the very sad look of the elephant.

TAGS: Elephant, South Africa

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Rockanje, Netherlands
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Alice van Kempen.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO450
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PHOTO LOCATION South Africa