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A frog relaxing in a water lily in my back yard.
It Got Away
In the heat of the night
Awaiting the Rising Sun
Free meal
Rest stop on the road to enlightenment
The look of a Doggy
I See You
Sunset at Lincoln City Oregon.
Lion Cub
The Ivory Trade
Three In A Row
Shadowed Lion
Lion Portrait
Here Comes Dad
Brotherly Love
Lion Sleeping
Lioness at Sunrise
In the Jungle
Lion Cub at the River
Lion Hunt
Pondering Lion
14th Annual Photo Contest
The Ivory Trade

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, Elephant, Texture, Zimbabwe

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Elissa Title.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 75
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 12, 2016, 1:18 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Focal Length: 81mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
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PHOTO LOCATION Gweru, Zimbabwe