Image: A Tale of Two Deaths (Eureka Prizes)

A Tale of Two Deaths (Eureka Prizes)

 

2013 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography Highly Commended

A Tale of Two Deaths – The Poacher and the Virus, Jason Edwards, Jason Edwards Photography
The tortured and charred remains of an African Elephant, lie beside a road in the Chobe National Park in northern Botswana, illegally slaughtered for bush meat. The poachers were disturbed by national park rangers before they could dismember the carcass. Discovering that the elephant was contaminated with anthrax, the rangers then torched the remains.

 

Photographer:
Jason Edwards
Rights:
© Jason Edwards

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