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.
© Alice van Kempen.
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||Nov. 26, 2016, 10:10 a.m.