13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
An elephant of the Beijing Zoo

This photo was taken in the Beijing Zoo. I traveled to China on a service trip, and one of our activities was visiting the zoo. To me, this photograph is beautifully sad. The elephant is confined to a limited space and is located in the middle of the city (as you can see with the building in the background). It shows the cultural differences from America, where we have certain laws that protect animals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Beijing, China
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Emily Hayden