Photograph Details

The LUMIX People's Choice Award

Peter Chadwick, South Africa

Bloody ivory

In a protected area of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a ranger’s bloody hand rests on a heavily grained ivory tusk, also covered in the blood of an African elephant. The bull had to be destroyed due to a severe tusk infection that couldn’t be treated. The tusks were removed to a place of safekeeping, where they were carefully catalogued in accordance with legislation.

Technical specification

Nikon D3S + Nikon 24–70mm f2.8 lens; 1/2000 sec at f4; ISO 200.

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