This is a tragic story about a growing fashion for consuming rhino horn that now threatens the extinction of rhinos. Their horns, mere keratin, the substance of fingernails, is now more valuable than gold on the Asian black market.
Fuji FinePix X100 + 35mm f2 lens; 1/180 sec at f4; ISO 1000.
Brent Stirton, South Africa
Brent Stirton is a South African photographer who has photographed remote regions and the clash between man and the his environment for over 15 years. His investigative work appears most often in National Geographic Magazine as well as many other international publications. Brent has received multiple awards for his work and his pictures have appeared in numerous exhibitions in over twenty countries. Brent is currently working on a global series on endangered habitats and animals, looking at solutions, leadership and fund-raising efforts through which our natural world can be preserved and respected.