14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
"Ithemba". The Xhosa word for "hope".
While volunteering at African Elephant Research Unit I was able to focus on and capture the features of the elephants. Eyes, skin, tusks, ears are unique to each elephant. The rate at which they are hunted for ivory and human gain is a harsh reality. Therefore "Ithemba" seems a fitting thought and therefore, title for this image.
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||June 5, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
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