From Tusks to Eternity

The african elephants have, due to the hunt for ivory, declined dramatically in number. They have been reduced from an estimated 10 million in the early 1900s to around 1.3-1.5 million in the 1970s to only about 400,000 today. Poaching of elephants has reached record levels and estimates suggests that 35,000 elephants are killed each year. That’s one elephant killed every 15 mins!

One that has illustrated this problem best, and who also work for Africa’s wildlife is Nick Brandt, in my eyes one of the best nature photographers and also co-founder of Big Life Foundation.

For these few photos, no words are necessary…

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