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The open butcher shops of Hong Kong with red neon lights. Canon EOS 1200D, ISO 200, ƒ/5.6, 1/20
Silence
Glacier Blues
Purple Canyon's Majesty
Sunset
Sleeping Bicycle
Elephant Portrait
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Tidal Pools
When the Dust Settles
Lioness of the Delta
The Babysitter
Elephant Photobomb
Leaping Lechwe
A Watchful Eye
Bateleur Eagle
Wild Dog Portrait
Wild Dog Puppies
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elephant Portrait

This is a portrait of a rescued, orphaned elephant in Zimbabwe. 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, Conservation, Elephant, 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
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2018, 11:38 p.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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