Photo capture date & Location: 2019-02 KwaThabisile Bush Retreat
African elephants are endangered largely owing to man’s greed for ivory which led to elephants being hunted and killed for their valuable tusks. To give you an idea of just how many elephants are lost to the ivory trade, in the 1970s there were 1.3 million elephants. Less than a third of that number are now left. Moreover, humans are responsible for the huge habit loss of African elephants. As the human population in Africa increases, more and more land is converted to agriculture. A smaller habit has meant that elephants and humans are coming into contact with one another more than they did historically, and this is causing conflict.
Info sourced from https://www.elephantsforafrica.org/elephant-facts/
Photo capture date & Location: 2017-09 Orpen Dam Viewpoint
For years, Sydney-based photographer Jem Cresswell has been diving into the ocean to document the lives of humpback whales. In a recent conversation with Colossal contributor Anna Marks, Cresswell speaks to the precarious position of working underwater, identifying the personalities of individual an