Nick Brandt. TWO RANGERS WITH TUSKS OF ELEPHANT KILLED AT THE HANDS OF MAN, AMBOSELI, 2011. Limited Edition.
About the Work
The elephant was killed by poachers in Tsavo in southern Kenya in 2004. His tusks were stored in Kenya Wildlife Service’s ivory strongroom. It is doubtful that there is an elephant left alive today on the African continent with tusks this size.
The rangers in this photo work for Big Life Foundation. Big Life protects over 1.6 million acres with more than 350 rangers in 36 permanent and mobile outposts. With the aid of multiple patrol vehicles, tracker dogs, night vision equipment and aerial monitoring, this co-ordinated protection for the ecosystem has brought about a dramatic reduction in poaching of all animals in the region, and an attendant increase in key populations.
22 x 27.5 inch image size on 24 x 31.5 inches paper, Limited Edition of 15.
Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350gsm.
With signed and numbered label.
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