Love and Safety (and a punch in the gut)

A worker at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya shares a tender moment with an elephant calf. Your Shot photographer I. Ogila explains, “When poachers kill adult elephants for ivory, the young ones are usually left desperate and unlikely to survive alone in the wild.” But by being in the care of the Trust, “they get a chance to live and die of old age.”

Source: Photograph by I. Ogila, National Geographic Your Shot



  1. this is beautiful

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  2. What a sweet photo. How ANYONE can justify killing these magnificent creatures escapes me. We really need a gut check.

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  3. I ache for these babies, rail at our inability to protect these magnificent animals. Hell, I rail that we are unable to protect ourselves. But come on Dave, this is really worth one outta the park…’awwwwww baby’…

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  4. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.


  5. gorgeous

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  6. Thankfully there are beautiful people in the world to compensate for the horrid who commit these heinous acts.
    Such a touching image. Thank you, David.

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  7. To kill such a big, majestic animal for a little piece of ivory is beyond my understanding, David ♡
    Diana xo

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  8. The good, the bad and the ugly
    Sometimes that dying of old age is a bit overrated. I’m watching it now and it’s not pretty.

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  9. Oh this image makes me happy and sad. Why, oh why can’t we all get along?

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  10. So sad that these big babies need a home like this…

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  11. I don’t have much, but I donate what I can to the Trust. Elephants are my kin.

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  12. christinesat says:

    This is heartbreaking and lovely at the same time.

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  13. When someone cares.

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  14. We need more people like them to care for orphans, in general.

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