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Squad Lit. 🤣🐘
Squad Lit. 🤣🐘
Rihanna.
10 months old.
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Rihanna. 10 months old. 🐘😍
💡Did you know....
Elephants spend 75% of their life eating. So do I.... 🤣🐘🍕🍟
💡Did you know.... Elephants spend 75% of their life eating. So do I.... 🤣🐘🍕🍟
Africa trip is finally up!
Check it out if you’re bored. For those of you who inquired about prints, they are also made available for purchase. 👉🏼Link in BIO

Elephant family traveling the Mara. I’ve followed @davidyarrow for some time now and was so inspired by his perspective of nature. .
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#africanelephant #photographer #travel #getoutandplay #seetheworld #yourshotphotographer #conservation #martinskwamamaza #nature #natureisamazing #elephant #kenya #samburu #africa #vacation #travelandleisure #discover #canonusa #gamedrive #natgeo #nationalgeographic #naturephotography #tusk #saynotoivory #worthmorealive @doc_smartins
Africa trip is finally up! Check it out if you’re bored. For those of you who inquired about prints, they are also made available for purchase. 👉🏼Link in BIO Elephant family traveling the Mara. I’ve followed @davidyarrow for some time now and was so inspired by his perspective of nature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #africanelephant  #photographer  #travel  #getoutandplay  #seetheworld  #yourshotphotographer  #conservation  #martinskwamamaza  #nature  #natureisamazing  #elephant  #kenya  #samburu  #africa  #vacation  #travelandleisure  #discover  #canonusa  #gamedrive  #natgeo  #nationalgeographic  #naturephotography  #tusk  #saynotoivory  #worthmorealive  @doc_smartins
@ernestzacharevic  Greed... @hvyglass
@ernestzacharevic Greed... @hvyglass
This elephant skull won't get as many likes as a baby elephant, but there’s an unexpected uplifting story behind it: this elephant died of natural causes. Too many don't get that chance, or end up orphaned (see second photo). I'm hoping to help change that and believe the more we know about elephants, the more we will be compelled to protect them. I'm honored to be invited to speak at my old stomping grounds at The New York Public Library alongside @cbmapmaker on the intersection of conservation, art, science and travel; how I got involved with creating The Elephant Map Project with rare talent Connie Brown; and what an oversized big-brained, big-hearted creature living in Africa can teach us about ourselves.
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We're speaking at @nypl on 42nd and 5th Avenue on Monday at 6:30 pm (gulp!). Anything for the elephants. First come, first served.
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Behind the photos: elephant skull, Botswana on safari with conservation champions @greatplainsconservation; @dswt orphan, Kenya; mapmaker Connie @cbmapmaker and progress shots of @elephantmapproject; final map; creating new generations of stewards through personal experiences; the ultimate goal: a life at ease in the wild (photo snapped on safari with @angamasafari).
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#elephantconservation #nyevent #nypl #newyorkpubliclibrary #wildlifeconservation #cartography #elephantskull #stewardship #storytelling #collaboration #artandscience #electrifytravels #artforconservation #mapmaking #redstonestudios #anatomyofamap #elephantconservation #dswt #warbyparker #future #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #nycevents #forwardthinking #gooutside #wild #protectwhatyoulove
This elephant skull won't get as many likes as a baby elephant, but there’s an unexpected uplifting story behind it: this elephant died of natural causes. Too many don't get that chance, or end up orphaned (see second photo). I'm hoping to help change that and believe the more we know about elephants, the more we will be compelled to protect them. I'm honored to be invited to speak at my old stomping grounds at The New York Public Library alongside @cbmapmaker on the intersection of conservation, art, science and travel; how I got involved with creating The Elephant Map Project with rare talent Connie Brown; and what an oversized big-brained, big-hearted creature living in Africa can teach us about ourselves. . We're speaking at @nypl on 42nd and 5th Avenue on Monday at 6:30 pm (gulp!). Anything for the elephants. First come, first served. . Behind the photos: elephant skull, Botswana on safari with conservation champions @greatplainsconservation; @dswt orphan, Kenya; mapmaker Connie @cbmapmaker and progress shots of @elephantmapproject; final map; creating new generations of stewards through personal experiences; the ultimate goal: a life at ease in the wild (photo snapped on safari with @angamasafari). . . . . . . . #elephantconservation  #nyevent  #nypl  #newyorkpubliclibrary  #wildlifeconservation  #cartography  #elephantskull  #stewardship  #storytelling  #collaboration  #artandscience  #electrifytravels  #artforconservation  #mapmaking  #redstonestudios  #anatomyofamap  #elephantconservation  #dswt  #warbyparker  #future  #worthmorealive  #saynotoivory  #nycevents  #forwardthinking  #gooutside  #wild  #protectwhatyoulove 
- Born to be wild -
- Born to be wild -
This herd of elephants grazing in the Maasai Mara had a couple cute little calves.

#babyelephant #Elephant #AfricanElephant #Kenya #ADVrider #DiceTravels #MaasaiMara #wildlife #safari #Elephants #Ivory #ChineseDemand #Chinese #adorable #explore #digitalNomad @natgeotravel @natgeowild #Wildlife #AfricaWildlife #Nomad #Wanderlust #PassportReady #SaveElephants #Natgeo #EatSleepTravel #Africa #BanIvory #saynotoivory @nairobi_national_park
CALIFORNIA Assembly Bill No. 96
or AB96
Yours truly, along with many others including The Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco SPCA, Defenders of Wildlife and WildAid showed up in Sacramento March of 2015 to testify in support of a state bill, that if passed, would further protect elephants and rhinos from becoming extinct. Our opposition, several rifle and hunting organizations – including the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International – opposed the bill, concerned that it would place unnecessary burdens on collectors and owners of firearms made with ivory.
The bill was introduced & championed by State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins who chose the number 96 for the bill, drawn from advocates’ estimate that 96 elephants are killed per day.
The bill passed and became operative on July, 1, 2016 making California the 5th state to have passed such a bill.
This bill now makes it unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell, or import with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
For more details on AB96 got to
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB96
CALIFORNIA Assembly Bill No. 96 or AB96 Yours truly, along with many others including The Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco SPCA, Defenders of Wildlife and WildAid showed up in Sacramento March of 2015 to testify in support of a state bill, that if passed, would further protect elephants and rhinos from becoming extinct. Our opposition, several rifle and hunting organizations – including the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International – opposed the bill, concerned that it would place unnecessary burdens on collectors and owners of firearms made with ivory. The bill was introduced & championed by State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins who chose the number 96 for the bill, drawn from advocates’ estimate that 96 elephants are killed per day. The bill passed and became operative on July, 1, 2016 making California the 5th state to have passed such a bill. This bill now makes it unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell, or import with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more details on AB96 got to https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB96
An elephant’s memory is not limited to its herd, nor is it limited to its species. In one instance, two circus elephants that performed together rejoiced when crossing paths 23 years later. Elephants have also recognized humans that they once bonded with after decades apart.

#repost #doubleimpact #givingback #elephants #wildlife #saveelephants #protect #saynotoivory #standtogether #animals #babyelephant #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching  #photojournalism #dogood #animals #animalsofinstagram #likeforfollow #instagram #wildlife #instadaily
An elephant’s memory is not limited to its herd, nor is it limited to its species. In one instance, two circus elephants that performed together rejoiced when crossing paths 23 years later. Elephants have also recognized humans that they once bonded with after decades apart. #repost  #doubleimpact  #givingback  #elephants  #wildlife  #saveelephants  #protect  #saynotoivory  #standtogether  #animals  #babyelephant  #bekindtoelephants  #dontletthemdisappear  #stoppoaching  #photojournalism  #dogood  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #likeforfollow  #instagram  #wildlife  #instadaily 
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#elephantnews - #ivory seizure worth half a million dollars seized at Bangkok airport. @runeerdal captures this beautiful #tusker #tuskerthursday #saynotoivory #ivoryfree
Mark your calendar! This Monday, January 22nd, the New York Public Library will host a talk entitled Cartography as Stewardship:  Connie Brown in Conversation with Katie Losey. In this conversation, Connie and Katie will discuss how the maps came to be, detailing the themes, cartographic sources, the design traditions which inspired them, and more. See you there!
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Event details: January 22 at 6:30 pm at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. Photo courtesy of @nypl.
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#nypl #newyorkpubliclibrary #patienceandfortitude #bekindtoelephants #stewardship #artandconservation #nyc #nycevent #lion #nyplevents #nyevent #africanelephant #timeoutnewyork #timeoutny #wildlifeprotection #elephantconservation #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #mapmaker #redstonestudios #cartography #newyorkcity #blackandwhitephoto #stephenschwartzmanbuilding #library #midmanhattanlibrary #midtownnyc #libraryevent
Mark your calendar! This Monday, January 22nd, the New York Public Library will host a talk entitled Cartography as Stewardship: Connie Brown in Conversation with Katie Losey. In this conversation, Connie and Katie will discuss how the maps came to be, detailing the themes, cartographic sources, the design traditions which inspired them, and more. See you there! . Event details: January 22 at 6:30 pm at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. Photo courtesy of @nypl. . . . . . #nypl  #newyorkpubliclibrary  #patienceandfortitude  #bekindtoelephants  #stewardship  #artandconservation  #nyc  #nycevent  #lion  #nyplevents  #nyevent  #africanelephant  #timeoutnewyork  #timeoutny  #wildlifeprotection  #elephantconservation  #worthmorealive  #saynotoivory  #mapmaker  #redstonestudios  #cartography  #newyorkcity  #blackandwhitephoto  #stephenschwartzmanbuilding  #library  #midmanhattanlibrary  #midtownnyc  #libraryevent 
Join me today and donate just a few dollars to the Orphaned Elephants Project. All proceeds go to the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund. For the little ones left behind, let's unite for a better life. No amount is too small. Thank you in advance. LINK IN MY BIO!! 🌎 🐘

Special shout out to Candy Green for starting the fundraiser. Girl...you rock!!! #FollowYourTribe🐘 #KindnessMatters #savetheelphants #davidsheldrickwildlifetrust #dswf  #WorthMoreAlive #loveelephants  #racingextinction #jointheherd #elephantlover #elephantfamily #respectlife #alllivesmatter #saynotoivory #antipoaching #endangered #babyelephant #wildlifematters #elephant #BeKindToElephants #donate #hopeisreal #repost

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Join me today and donate just a few dollars to the Orphaned Elephants Project. All proceeds go to the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund. For the little ones left behind, let's unite for a better life. No amount is too small. Thank you in advance. LINK IN MY BIO!! 🌎 🐘 Special shout out to Candy Green for starting the fundraiser. Girl...you rock!!! #FollowYourTribe 🐘 #KindnessMatters  #savetheelphants  #davidsheldrickwildlifetrust  #dswf  #WorthMoreAlive  #loveelephants  #racingextinction  #jointheherd  #elephantlover  #elephantfamily  #respectlife  #alllivesmatter  #saynotoivory  #antipoaching  #endangered  #babyelephant  #wildlifematters  #elephant  #BeKindToElephants  #donate  #hopeisreal  #repost  @theellenshow @scotteastwood @willbl @rickygervais @oliviamunn @BarackObama @MichelleObama @jameskydd @sofiavergara @FaithHill @jessetyler @dannybur @iiswhoiis @jessseinfeld @elisabethmossofficial @pillypie22 @zoeisabellakravitz @ellefanning @laurawrightofficial @officialdavidhallberg @janellemonae @andrewsilentwildlife @joelsartore @margotraggettphotography @officialgoldiehawn @tomhanks @leonardodicapriofdn @slash @leonardodicaprio @emilylambart @st_vincent @jacques_rudolph @wildridezimzam2018 @callstoaction @endextinctionintl @action4ifaw @r.e.s.c.u.e @elephantvoices @KnotOnMyPlanet @alexgregorygb @harryrowland @wildaid @96elephants @UnitedforWildlife
More close encounters. And eye contact.
More close encounters. And eye contact.
Our team is so excited for this year’s @gainesvillevegfest! Check out their page for updates about the event! Here’s a picture from last year’s event 🐘
Our team is so excited for this year’s @gainesvillevegfest! Check out their page for updates about the event! Here’s a picture from last year’s event 🐘
“Without elephants there will be major habitat changes, with negative effects on the many species that depend on the lost habitat.”– Samuel Wasser
#Elephants #SaveOurElephants #StopPoaching #Wildlife #SayNoToIvory #BeKindToElephants #SaveOurWildlife #Africa #Kenya #SeeKenya #MagicalKenya #TembeaKenya #WildlifePhotography #Nature #Explore #Travel #MasaiMara #PhotoOfTheDay #WildlifeGeography
Elephants don't cover themselves in mud and dust for no reason. Ellies use this mud to create a layer of protection from the sun. So, basically it's their version of sunscreen. Depending on the region that the elephant is they might appear different colours due to the hue of the soil in that area. This close up snap that I took of an elephant in the Samburu National Reserve shows the the most amazing patterns of mud stains along its ears and face 💛 #kenya #elephants #samburu #samburunationalreserve #africa #travel
Elephants don't cover themselves in mud and dust for no reason. Ellies use this mud to create a layer of protection from the sun. So, basically it's their version of sunscreen. Depending on the region that the elephant is they might appear different colours due to the hue of the soil in that area. This close up snap that I took of an elephant in the Samburu National Reserve shows the the most amazing patterns of mud stains along its ears and face 💛 #kenya  #elephants  #samburu  #samburunationalreserve  #africa  #travel 
I just love the elephants of Amboseli! The best time to view these large family groups is in the mornings when they are heading to the marsh within the park and in the evenings when they are heading back out for the night. They are so calm and relaxed it is wonderful just observing them! 💕🐘
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I just love the elephants of Amboseli! The best time to view these large family groups is in the mornings when they are heading to the marsh within the park and in the evenings when they are heading back out for the night. They are so calm and relaxed it is wonderful just observing them! 💕🐘 . . #wildsidesafaris  #wildlife_seekers  #amboseli  #magicalkenya  #elephants  #africageophoto  #WhyILoveKenya  #tembeakenya  #safari  #worldwildlife  #wildanimals  #ig_wildplace  #nikonphotographers  #withmytamron  #150600mm  #nikonmea  #handsoffourelephants  #splendid_animals  #naturalworld  #wildography  #saynotoivory  #wildlifeonearth  #wildlifephotography  #show_us_nature  #african_portraits  #destination_wild  #igkenya  #majestic_wildlife  #keepitwild  #yourshotphotographer 
No matter how many times I've experienced a scene like this, my heart pounds every time. It's a surreal experience having the world's largest land mammal walking towards you, totally wild and unpredictable.

It's something that everyone should experience! So get in touch... Let's make it happen! #safari #thisissouthafrica
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Elephants are the only non-human animals to mourn their dead, performing burial rituals and returning to visit graves.

#doubleimpact #givingback #elephants #wildlife #saveelephants #protect #saynotoivory #standtogether #animals #babyelephant #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #photojournalism #dogood #repost 
source: http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/08/11/12-amazing-facts-about-elephants/
Will a new day dawn for elephants in 2018?

With China’s full ban of the domestic ivory trade on Dec 31st 2017, the tides have finally turned. Hong Kong will ban their trade in 2021.

In the best case scenario, the sentiment will cascade throughout Asia and spur more countries to solidify their commitment to saving elephants, and to take concerted action to rid the gaps and loopholes within governments that are allowing thousands of elephants to die on our watch. Let's hope that dawn will come.
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A few centuries ago, there were about 26 million elephants. Today, there are fewer than 400,000.
Will a new day dawn for elephants in 2018? With China’s full ban of the domestic ivory trade on Dec 31st 2017, the tides have finally turned. Hong Kong will ban their trade in 2021. In the best case scenario, the sentiment will cascade throughout Asia and spur more countries to solidify their commitment to saving elephants, and to take concerted action to rid the gaps and loopholes within governments that are allowing thousands of elephants to die on our watch. Let's hope that dawn will come. ________________________________ A few centuries ago, there were about 26 million elephants. Today, there are fewer than 400,000.
I am so happy that I am able to collaborate with such an amazing company and cause. 
Little know fact about elephants, There are only two distinct species of elephant left in the world: The African elephant and the Asian elephant 🐘... did you know that When you make a purchase you are saving an elephant and 10% of net profits are donated to conservation initiatives aimed at creating a sustainable future where you elephants can thrive. All products are handmade in Thailand and fair trade certified. To learn more please VISIT www.theelephantpants.com @theelephantpants 🐘
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I am so happy that I am able to collaborate with such an amazing company and cause. Little know fact about elephants, There are only two distinct species of elephant left in the world: The African elephant and the Asian elephant 🐘... did you know that When you make a purchase you are saving an elephant and 10% of net profits are donated to conservation initiatives aimed at creating a sustainable future where you elephants can thrive. All products are handmade in Thailand and fair trade certified. To learn more please VISIT www.theelephantpants.com @theelephantpants 🐘 ❤️ 🐘 #givingtuesday  #doubleimpact  #givingback  #elephants  #wildlife  #kenya  #theelephantpants  #saveelephants  #protect  #saynotoivory  #standtogether  #animals  #babyelephant  #bekindtoelephants  #dontletthemdisappear  #stoppoaching  #northernkenya  #magicalkenya  #africaphoto  #everydayafrica  #photojournalism  #amivitale  #dogood  #africanelephants  #asianelephants  @theelephantpants
'Sup humans! 🐘African elephants are the most majestic and fascinating creatures and I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend a month up close and personal with them. Did you know that these gentle giants have a similar life expectancy to humans and can live to 70 years old? They also have amazing memories and will walk the same invisible paths that are imprinted in their minds time and again. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
However, elephants are under threat from habitat loss and human wildlife conflict. Not to mention the illegal ivory trade. Having ivory hasn't been cool for decades so why are elephants still being killed for it? Help protect ellies like this lil inquisitive one I snapped a 📷 of in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya and say no to ivory. #elephants #saynotoivory #samburu #kenya #travel #conservation
'Sup humans! 🐘African elephants are the most majestic and fascinating creatures and I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend a month up close and personal with them. Did you know that these gentle giants have a similar life expectancy to humans and can live to 70 years old? They also have amazing memories and will walk the same invisible paths that are imprinted in their minds time and again. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• However, elephants are under threat from habitat loss and human wildlife conflict. Not to mention the illegal ivory trade. Having ivory hasn't been cool for decades so why are elephants still being killed for it? Help protect ellies like this lil inquisitive one I snapped a 📷 of in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya and say no to ivory. #elephants  #saynotoivory  #samburu  #kenya  #travel  #conservation 
"I Prefer elephants, elephants show compassion, empathy, self-awareness. All the things I've yet to see in most of the people" #Elephant #WildLife #jointheherd #saynotoivory #Nature #Photo #naturephotography #SaveTheElephants #Majestic #Animals #Elefante #AnimalLovers #worthmorealive
Beautiful capture by @lucienbeaumont
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An elephant is dwarfed by the sheer size of the Albida forest in Mana Pools National Park. 📸 @lucienbeaumont
Beautiful capture by @lucienbeaumont ・・・ An elephant is dwarfed by the sheer size of the Albida forest in Mana Pools National Park. 📸 @lucienbeaumont
Save this baby from any harm 😍😍🐴
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Save this baby from any harm 😍😍🐴 . . 👥 ⤵ Double tap & tag your friend Love it 😉💖 Would you like to wear T-Shirts or Mugs, Legging? Grab yours by clicking the link in my profile Bio 💗@elephant.lover.s . . #elephant  #worthmorealive  #elephantlove  #extinctionisforever  #bekindtoelephants  #shootwithcamerasnotguns  #saynotoivory  #alllivesmatter  #bantrophyhunting  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeplanet  #discoverwildlife  #africaswildlife  #canonaustralia  #africa  #wildlife_seekers  #kenya  #endextinction  #wildlifeonearth  #discoverwildlife  #animallove  #wildlifephotography  #notyourtrophy  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifelovers  #protectelephants  #conservation  #jointheherd  #dontletthemdisappear  #knotonmyplanet 
Rajasthan Wildlife Project. Work began early this day, got up at 3am to reach this place by sunrise.
Follow @ekabhuya for amazing wildlife and landscapes
Rajasthan Wildlife Project. Work began early this day, got up at 3am to reach this place by sunrise. Follow @ekabhuya for amazing wildlife and landscapes
Rajasthan Wildlife Project. Work began early this day, got up at 3am to reach this place by sunrise.
Follow @ekabhuya for amazing wildlife and landscapes
#endangeredspecies #monkey #saynotoivory #saveelephants #savetigers #WorldElephantDay #clean9 #greencity #CecilTheLion #Kalashnikov #tigermom #timing #naturetheplanent1 #iloveelephants #faceplant #whs #savebigcats #GlobalTigerDay #madagascar #LittleGiant #lionsofinstagram #Smaug #bhutan #wildtiger #renewableenergy
Rajasthan Wildlife Project. Work began early this day, got up at 3am to reach this place by sunrise. Follow @ekabhuya for amazing wildlife and landscapes #endangeredspecies  #monkey  #saynotoivory  #saveelephants  #savetigers  #WorldElephantDay  #clean9  #greencity  #CecilTheLion  #Kalashnikov  #tigermom  #timing  #naturetheplanent1  #iloveelephants  #faceplant  #whs  #savebigcats  #GlobalTigerDay  #madagascar  #LittleGiant  #lionsofinstagram  #Smaug  #bhutan  #wildtiger  #renewableenergy 
Last month I featured an image of myself working on the wax original of the majestic Makhadebona from @tembeelephant Park and today I am excited to share with you the final product.⠀
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This Bronze sculpture is currently available to purchase.⠀
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#WildlifeWednesday #RoySarkinSculptures #Elephant #ElephantLove #GentleGiant #AfricanElephant #SouthAfrica #ElephantsOfInstagram #Wildlife #SayNoToIvory #RoySarkinJewellers #Nature #BeautifulAnimals #Sculpture #RoySarkin #Conservation #EndExtinction
Last month I featured an image of myself working on the wax original of the majestic Makhadebona from @tembeelephant Park and today I am excited to share with you the final product.⠀ ⠀ This Bronze sculpture is currently available to purchase.⠀ ⠀ #WildlifeWednesday  #RoySarkinSculptures  #Elephant  #ElephantLove  #GentleGiant  #AfricanElephant  #SouthAfrica  #ElephantsOfInstagram  #Wildlife  #SayNoToIvory  #RoySarkinJewellers  #Nature  #BeautifulAnimals  #Sculpture  #RoySarkin  #Conservation  #EndExtinction 
Big tusker!! This one gave us rather a scare as we came round the corner and he was right in front of us. And he was big. And annoyed. 😳🤫🤞🐘
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Big tusker!! This one gave us rather a scare as we came round the corner and he was right in front of us. And he was big. And annoyed. 😳🤫🤞🐘 . . . . . #elephant  #elephants  #kenya  #safari  #nervous  #safari  #adventure  #nature  #nature_uc  #nature_good  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlife_vision  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #saynotoivory  #banivorytrade  #wildaideastafrica  #wildaid  #bornfree  #bigtusker  #ndovu  #conservation  #communities  #trunk  #safari  #bbcearth 
EGO VS ECO. The choice is yours
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EGO VS ECO. The choice is yours ✌🏼🌍♥️🌱♻️ • Everything is connected. What we do to this planet, we do to ourselves. What we do to the environment, we do to ourselves. What we do to the animals, we do to ourselves. It’s that simple, folks. Protect what you love. Fight for it with all of your heart. Let’s be better humans together... ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏽 . . . #everythingisconnected  #savetheplanet  #earthdayeveryday  #GOgreen  #vegan  #greenisthenewblack  #globalcitizens  #rainbowwarriors  #GoVegan  #crueltyfree  #reducereuserecyle  #onelove  #loveyourmother  #wildandfree  #compassionateliving  #egovseco  #doyourpart  #activism  #loveistheanswer  #savetheelephants  #savetheanimals  #savetherhino  #savethebees  #killthetrade  #ourhornisnotmedicine  #saynotoivory  #racingextinction  #vegansdoitbetter 
CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! 💗🐘💗 xxx. #elephants #elephantlife #elephantsofinsta #elephantlove #elephantsrule #elephantsarecool #videoedits #videoporn #elephantsarecute #family #elephantfamily #animals #animallover #animallovers #saynotoivory #bantheivorytrade #animalsarefriends #animalsarethebest #iloveanimals #beautifulcreature #beautifulcreatures #animalloversunite #elephantsarethebest #elephantlover #elephant🐘 Posted @withrepost • @animalplanet No buts about it, the largest land mammal on earth is super cute ❤️🐘 Elephants are smart animals, experience a range of emotions and will even grieve for their dead. A herd will work together to raise young and bonds between elephants can last a lifetime!
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CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! 💗🐘💗 xxx. #elephants  #elephantlife  #elephantsofinsta  #elephantlove  #elephantsrule  #elephantsarecool  #videoedits  #videoporn  #elephantsarecute  #family  #elephantfamily  #animals  #animallover  #animallovers  #saynotoivory  #bantheivorytrade  #animalsarefriends  #animalsarethebest  #iloveanimals  #beautifulcreature  #beautifulcreatures  #animalloversunite  #elephantsarethebest  #elephantlover  #elephant 🐘 Posted @withrepost • @animalplanet No buts about it, the largest land mammal on earth is super cute ❤️🐘 Elephants are smart animals, experience a range of emotions and will even grieve for their dead. A herd will work together to raise young and bonds between elephants can last a lifetime! . . . . . . . #elephant  #animallover  #animalplanet  #wildfacts  #animalkingdom 
A family of elephants grazes peacefully on the #plains of the #Serengeti. 
Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 #African #elephants in just three years - 100 elephants a day. 
During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher - and the problem has only gotten worse since then.
Thankfully, organizations like @elephantcrisisfund @savetheelephants and @africanwildlifefoundation are fighting to stop the onslaught and protect these animals. Please check them out and #donate if you can. 
We can stop this before it’s too late. We need to stop this. 
Please comment below or like to show your support.
A family of elephants grazes peacefully on the #plains  of the #Serengeti . Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 #African  #elephants  in just three years - 100 elephants a day. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher - and the problem has only gotten worse since then. Thankfully, organizations like @elephantcrisisfund @savetheelephants and @africanwildlifefoundation are fighting to stop the onslaught and protect these animals. Please check them out and #donate  if you can. We can stop this before it’s too late. We need to stop this. Please comment below or like to show your support.
A great documentary "The Ivory Game" produced by @leonardodicaprio for @netflix. It's very sad to see what a human greed is capable for. If u have time, watch the documentary and inform yourself about this big issue here: https://theivorygame.com/about-film

Do you know that every 15 minutes one Elephant is senselessly killed just for their tusk? That leads to more than 30 000 Elephants a year killed for nothing more than a human greed.

Some might say that “they are just animals”, but they are much more like us than we might think. They have the ability to grieve, they are altruistic and will protect the vulnerable. Elephants can be left-handed, gay and as widely known they have really amazing memories. We can help and protect them by really just being what we dare to call ourselves…human.

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A great documentary "The Ivory Game" produced by @leonardodicaprio for @netflix. It's very sad to see what a human greed is capable for. If u have time, watch the documentary and inform yourself about this big issue here: https://theivorygame.com/about-film Do you know that every 15 minutes one Elephant is senselessly killed just for their tusk? That leads to more than 30 000 Elephants a year killed for nothing more than a human greed. Some might say that “they are just animals”, but they are much more like us than we might think. They have the ability to grieve, they are altruistic and will protect the vulnerable. Elephants can be left-handed, gay and as widely known they have really amazing memories. We can help and protect them by really just being what we dare to call ourselves…human. #vulcanproductions  #theivorygame  #elephantscount  #wortmorealive  #elephant  #ivory  #leonardodicapri  #saynotoivory  #saynotoivorytrade  #savetheelephants  #animals  #nature  #documentary  #education  #ivorytrade  #rhinos  #defendanimals  #vegan  #savetherhinos  #leaveanimalsalone  #netflix  #stopivorytrade  #savewildlife  #africanwildlife  #animalcruelty  #bukowskidesignofsweden  #bukowskidesign  #teddybear  #plushiesofinstagram 
Chobe National Park was a fantastic experience, even if we were up at half 5 in the morning for the game drive! We had almost finished our drive and we had been warned that the chance of seeing elephants was slim due to the time of year, they didn’t need to be here. I was giving myself a pep talk in my head as we started to head towards the exit, telling myself not to be upset, how many other amazing creatures had we seen! But then they came, a whole heard, heading for the water...
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Chobe National Park was a fantastic experience, even if we were up at half 5 in the morning for the game drive! We had almost finished our drive and we had been warned that the chance of seeing elephants was slim due to the time of year, they didn’t need to be here. I was giving myself a pep talk in my head as we started to head towards the exit, telling myself not to be upset, how many other amazing creatures had we seen! But then they came, a whole heard, heading for the water... • • • #elephants  #worthmorealive  #stayandwander  #savetheelephants  #saynotoivory  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #natgeonature  #wildandfree  #racingextinction  #wildlife  #wildanimals  #wilflifephotography  #africa  #chobenationalpark  #travelphotography  #canonphotography  #jointheherd 
I just love these magnificent creatures. Awesome time spent at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi today where we got to see a herd of elephants including some little ones. #southafrica #yearofadventure #hluhluwe #imfolozi #elephant #protecttheelephants #savetheelephants #saynotoivory #nature #creation #iloveelephants
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Profile shots of a young bull that was standing only 2m away from our vehicle. Gorgeous creature.
Profile shots of a young bull that was standing only 2m away from our vehicle. Gorgeous creature.
Sai Ying Pun must have the most wonderfully artistic station on the whole MTR network! Please point me to any that are better, I'd like to know what tops this one 😎
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Do you know about Amazon Smile? Every time you navigate to Amazon Smile instead of the regular Amazon website, the company donates a percentage of your purchase to a non-profit of your choosing- all at no cost to you! Consider using Amazon Smile and selecting Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant as your non-profit of choice! 🐘
Do you know about Amazon Smile? Every time you navigate to Amazon Smile instead of the regular Amazon website, the company donates a percentage of your purchase to a non-profit of your choosing- all at no cost to you! Consider using Amazon Smile and selecting Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant as your non-profit of choice! 🐘
This was one of the best days, ever. I got to learn about some rescued elephants (this one in particular was my favorite) , feed them, walk and talk with them, bathe them, swim with them etc. Please do not ride elephants or attend elephant shows. Saddles on their spines are painful, and they are often beaten. If you find yourself in the presence of these animals on your travels, do support them HUMANELY by going to a sanctuary. I also do not support “tiger shows” where they are sedated for photo purposes. We can live better, in harmony. We can do better, I know we can. X
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This was one of the best days, ever. I got to learn about some rescued elephants (this one in particular was my favorite) , feed them, walk and talk with them, bathe them, swim with them etc. Please do not ride elephants or attend elephant shows. Saddles on their spines are painful, and they are often beaten. If you find yourself in the presence of these animals on your travels, do support them HUMANELY by going to a sanctuary. I also do not support “tiger shows” where they are sedated for photo purposes. We can live better, in harmony. We can do better, I know we can. X . . . . . . . . . #susyonholiday  #elephantsanctuary  #explorethailand  #chiangmaithailand  #chiangmai  #thaielephant  #elephants  #animallovers  #animallover  #savetheelephants  #saynotoivory  #stoppoaching 
Did you know that 1 elephant contributes aprox $1.6million to our economy over its lifetime. What will our role be in helping to conserve our elephants?
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Photo Credits: @chanishah7
Special evening with @safariwillow at @dswt - 40 years of rescuing baby, orphan elephants and helping saving these incredible animals #SayNotoIvory #MagicalKenya #TravellingWithKids
Lots of love for these playful, gentle giants 🐘💕#WorldElephantDay
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Refostering sweet Sally again..one day we will visit Kenya
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People love this beautiful ring that is helping stop poaching! Right now in South Africa @Katiecleary11 is partnering with @Peace_4Animals and @VETPAW to combat poaching of Elephants & Rhinos! $375 for this gorgeous elephant .925 silver ring with real sapphire eyes that helps us to train more rangers and hire more US Veterans to stop the mass extinction! Looking for a beautiful  gift for an elephant lover? 🐘❤️️A Big Ring For A Big Problem! We're excited to support the Peace 4 Animals "Elephant Conservation Ring" Designed by: @globalguardiandesigns & @fiasperera. A portion of the proceeds will go towards @peace_4animals' Project Endangered Species, to protect endangered African Elephants through our anti-poaching partners on the ground in Africa. 🙏💞🐘 The elephant ring is sterling silver .925 with sapphire gemstones for eyes. Help us save the last of our elephants in Africa, as one elephant gets killed every 15 mins. Make a purchase with a cause today & click on the link in bio! ❤️🐘❤️ Thank you! #stoppoaching #ivoryfree #stopthetrade #jointheherd #saynotoivory
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People love this beautiful ring that is helping stop poaching! Right now in South Africa @Katiecleary11 is partnering with @Peace_4Animals and @VETPAW to combat poaching of Elephants & Rhinos! $375 for this gorgeous elephant .925 silver ring with real sapphire eyes that helps us to train more rangers and hire more US Veterans to stop the mass extinction! Looking for a beautiful gift for an elephant lover? 🐘❤️️A Big Ring For A Big Problem! We're excited to support the Peace 4 Animals "Elephant Conservation Ring" Designed by: @globalguardiandesigns & @fiasperera. A portion of the proceeds will go towards @peace_4animals' Project Endangered Species, to protect endangered African Elephants through our anti-poaching partners on the ground in Africa. 🙏💞🐘 The elephant ring is sterling silver .925 with sapphire gemstones for eyes. Help us save the last of our elephants in Africa, as one elephant gets killed every 15 mins. Make a purchase with a cause today & click on the link in bio! ❤️🐘❤️ Thank you! #stoppoaching  #ivoryfree  #stopthetrade  #jointheherd  #saynotoivory  #globalcitizen  #spiritjunkie  #savetheelephants 🐘
Visiting Botswana on a recent trip was truly an eye opening experience. When you are driving down the main road and you have to pause for a bachelor herd of elephants to cross in front of you. This young bull was the last of the group and clearly didn’t want to be left behind!
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Visiting Botswana on a recent trip was truly an eye opening experience. When you are driving down the main road and you have to pause for a bachelor herd of elephants to cross in front of you. This young bull was the last of the group and clearly didn’t want to be left behind! • • • #elephant  #africa  #botswana  #africanadventure  #travelphotography  #travel  #naturephotography  #wildlifephotography  #wildandfree  #worthmorealive  #saynotoivory  #ivorytrade  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #wanderlust  #notallwhowanderarelost  #canonphotography  #canon_photos  #dontgetleftbehind  #conservation  #capturethewild  #bbcnature  #natgeowild 
Oh do I love this. A orphaned elephant baby and his best friend the ostrich
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Oh do I love this. A orphaned elephant baby and his best friend the ostrich . 👥 ⤵ Double tap & tag your friend Love it 😉💖 Would you like to wear T-Shirts or Mugs, Legging? Grab yours by clicking the link in my profile Bio 💗@elephant.lover.s . . #elephant  #worthmorealive  #elephantlove  #extinctionisforever  #bekindtoelephants  #shootwithcamerasnotguns  #saynotoivory  #alllivesmatter  #bantrophyhunting  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeplanet  #discoverwildlife  #africaswildlife  #canonaustralia  #africa  #wildlife_seekers  #kenya  #endextinction  #wildlifeonearth  #discoverwildlife  #animallove  #wildlifephotography  #notyourtrophy  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifelovers  #protectelephants  #conservation  #jointheherd  #dontletthemdisappear  #knotonmyplanet 
By now, China will have closed all of its ivory factories and banned the ivory trade, most likely for good.

It’s a monumental step in helping to save the African elephant from extinction- however, there’s still much more that needs to be done. Poaching is of course still happening, fuelling the black market trade which now forms 100% of the ivory market in the country. Our eyes are also now on the neighbouring countries where tusks continue to flow, including Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, some of which are seeing a frightening increase in demand for ivory. It was only last week that Thai authorities seized US$500k worth of it.

Hopefully with China’s leadership in the region, and an active approach across all governments in fighting corruption within its systems, the sentiment and commitment to save elephants will cascade throughout all of Asia. 
And then perhaps when we finally get it right with the African elephants, they might have a fighting chance of living for longer than just a couple of generations.

They just don’t have time to wait.
By now, China will have closed all of its ivory factories and banned the ivory trade, most likely for good. It’s a monumental step in helping to save the African elephant from extinction- however, there’s still much more that needs to be done. Poaching is of course still happening, fuelling the black market trade which now forms 100% of the ivory market in the country. Our eyes are also now on the neighbouring countries where tusks continue to flow, including Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, some of which are seeing a frightening increase in demand for ivory. It was only last week that Thai authorities seized US$500k worth of it. Hopefully with China’s leadership in the region, and an active approach across all governments in fighting corruption within its systems, the sentiment and commitment to save elephants will cascade throughout all of Asia. And then perhaps when we finally get it right with the African elephants, they might have a fighting chance of living for longer than just a couple of generations. They just don’t have time to wait.
The huge tusker known as Oneton quenching his thirst at a water point in the dry Chyulu Hills. I hadn't initially noticed his arrival, as I was focused on another nearby elephant. My first sighting on this occasion was a view of his lower legs. I then looked further upwards and faced a truly enormous elephant and while doing this I sensed that it was Oneton. He towered over his companions, know as askaris, and his form occupied a large part of the sky. I was in a safe spot, but double checked that the separation in distance terms was sufficient to avoid the risk of contact as I felt he might have the ability to reach out and deliver a blow of some kind. As he's known to be quite a relaxed animal in this location, my initial concern subsided and I was able to chill. It was an extraordinary privilege to be in Oneton's close proximity and the sense of wonder and amazement was dominant. Also, prevalent was a slight fear of being so very close to a wild animal, offset by the joy of being in his immediate presence. And, yes I wanted to commune with Oneton as I felt there may be some unique way of an exchange, and I noticed he kept an eye on me. That element never developed although he definitely held my attention, which was intense. I was guilty of wishful thinking, but nothing ventured nothing gained! What was he thinking I wondered, given the threatened status of his kind due to human wildlife conflict? His survival is due to the enormous achievements of Big Life Foundation that have permitted wildlife to flourish in the areas under its watch #bigtusker #elephant #bushelephant #chyuluhills #biglifefoundation #safari  #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #kenya #insidethewaterhole #africanimals #africanamazing #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #instaelephant #seeforyourself #biglifeafrica #africanwildlife
The huge tusker known as Oneton quenching his thirst at a water point in the dry Chyulu Hills. I hadn't initially noticed his arrival, as I was focused on another nearby elephant. My first sighting on this occasion was a view of his lower legs. I then looked further upwards and faced a truly enormous elephant and while doing this I sensed that it was Oneton. He towered over his companions, know as askaris, and his form occupied a large part of the sky. I was in a safe spot, but double checked that the separation in distance terms was sufficient to avoid the risk of contact as I felt he might have the ability to reach out and deliver a blow of some kind. As he's known to be quite a relaxed animal in this location, my initial concern subsided and I was able to chill. It was an extraordinary privilege to be in Oneton's close proximity and the sense of wonder and amazement was dominant. Also, prevalent was a slight fear of being so very close to a wild animal, offset by the joy of being in his immediate presence. And, yes I wanted to commune with Oneton as I felt there may be some unique way of an exchange, and I noticed he kept an eye on me. That element never developed although he definitely held my attention, which was intense. I was guilty of wishful thinking, but nothing ventured nothing gained! What was he thinking I wondered, given the threatened status of his kind due to human wildlife conflict? His survival is due to the enormous achievements of Big Life Foundation that have permitted wildlife to flourish in the areas under its watch #bigtusker  #elephant  #bushelephant  #chyuluhills  #biglifefoundation  #safari  #worthmorealive  #saynotoivory  #kenya  #insidethewaterhole  #africanimals  #africanamazing  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #instaelephant  #seeforyourself  #biglifeafrica  #africanwildlife 
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Photo by @amivitale. Pokot receives some love from one of the keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), which is also Africa's first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary. The twelve elephants currently being cared for at @r.e.s.c.u.e were rescued from the nearby area around the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. Though they come in frightened and vulnerable, the incredible staff here helps them thrive in hopes of returning them to the wild herds. 
Read the full story about @r.e.s.c.u.e in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about their vital work.

#bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #protectelephants
#elephant  #rescueelephants  #stopbuyingivory  #killingstopswhenbuyingdoes  #saynotoivory  #babyelephant  #Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @amivitale. Pokot receives some love from one of the keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), which is also Africa's first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary. The twelve elephants currently being cared for at @r.e.s.c.u.e were rescued from the nearby area around the #Namunyak  Wildlife Conservancy. Though they come in frightened and vulnerable, the incredible staff here helps them thrive in hopes of returning them to the wild herds. Read the full story about @r.e.s.c.u.e in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about their vital work. #bekindtoelephants  #DontLetThemDisappear  @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo #elephants  #saveelephants  #stoppoaching  #kenya  #northernkenya  #magicalkenya  #whyilovekenya  #africa  #everydayafrica  #photojournalism  #amivitale  #protectelephants 
Though their hide looks tough, #Elephants have sensitive skin that can get sunburned which is why after their mud bath they often throw mud on themselves as a layer of sun protection. When calves sleep, adults often stand over them to cast shade & protect them from the sun........
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Though their hide looks tough, #Elephants  have sensitive skin that can get sunburned which is why after their mud bath they often throw mud on themselves as a layer of sun protection. When calves sleep, adults often stand over them to cast shade & protect them from the sun........ #Amboseli  #Kilimanjaro  #Swamp  #Elephant  #Elephants  #MudBath  #MagnificentElephants  #WildAid  #ElephantLovers  #FightForElephants  #ElephantsLove  #Tusk  #Herbivores  #ElephantsOfInstagram  #AmboseliTrust  #Big5  #Big5  #Elephant  #BabyElephant  #Ellies  #Elephants  #SaveTheElephants  #FansOfElephants  #Tuskers  #DSWT  #SheldrickWildlifeTrust  #Nature  #Humility  #SayNoToIvory