16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elephant walking out of the darkness

Elephants are under major threat in Africa and Asia and it for their ivory that is highlighted well in the photograph. To me the photography brings hope for the future of elephants and the natural world, a hope that they will emerge from the darkness of persecution into the light of the future to be enjoyed by future generations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Zimbabwe
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Matthew Parvin