Humans seriously suck. Heartbreaking.
#Repost from @tusk_org with @regram.app ... Congratulations to Brent Stirton the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017! @natural_history_museum @nhm_wpy -
Brent has won the prestigious award with this powerful black rhino image titled "Memorial to a Species". The image frames a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn; one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks. For the photographer, the crime scene was one of more than thirty he visited in the course of covering this tragic story.
We recently celebrated the incredible work that is being done to protect these animals at the 2017 Tusk Awards; Lucky Ndlovu was a winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award through his hard work protecting rhinos in South Africas Kruger National Park. To read more about Lucky's work head to the Tusk Awards website: http://tuskawards.com
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