End of Humanity? Picture of Elephant and her calf on fire in West Bengal bags Photography Award by Sanctuary Asia

08 November 2017, 11:45 AM
End of Humanity? Picture of Elephant and her calf on fire in West Bengal bags Photography Award by Sanctuary Asia (Facebook)
End of Humanity? Picture of Elephant and her calf on fire in West Bengal bags Photography Award by Sanctuary Asia (Facebook)

End of Humanity? The award-winning picture titled 'Hell is Here' by Biplap Hazra at West Bengal's Bankura district shows an elephant and its calf fleeing an angry mob. The picture shows a mob hurling tar bombs and crackers at the elephants focusing on the reality of the human-elephant conflict in India.

The photograph has won the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards this year. Describing the horror of the situation, the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, which awards the prize, had said, "In the Bankura district of West Bengal this sort of humiliation of pachyderms is routine, as it is in the other elephant-range states of Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and more."

The awards are instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, a Mumbai based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works towards biodiversity conservation and community engagement.

“In the Bankura district of West Bengal, this sort of humiliation of pachyderms is routine, as it is in the other elephant-range states of Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and more,” the foundation said in a release.

First Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 11:25 AM
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