Mother and baby elephant set on FIRE by Humans running for their lives – Wins International Award

Photo of baby elephant on fire after being attacked by mob wins international award

Photo of baby elephant on fire after being attacked by mob wins international award
The calf 'screamed in confusion' as it fled while on fire from a 'jeering' mob of men that set it and its mother on fire

A shocking picture showing two elephants running for their lives after being set on fire reportedly to ward the elephants away from human settlements has won a wildlife photography competition. {The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017}.

The picture, titled “Hell is here” and taken by Biplab Hazra, a wildlife photographer from West Bengal state, won the 2017 Sanctuary’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Speaking to the Indian Express afterwards, Mr Hazra said the two elephants “somehow survived” the brutal mob attack.

Announcing the award for the photo, taken in West Bengal, which has often been in the news for human deaths caused by encounters with elephants, Sanctuary magazine said “this sort of humiliation… is routine”.

The magazine’s note accompanying the photograph explains that this was also a case of human-elephant conflict, explaining that a “crowd of jeering men” were flinging “flaming tar balls and crackers” at the two elephants when Biplab Hazra took the photograph.

Mr Hazra recalls the calf screaming in “confusion” as it fled, adding: “For these smart, gentle, social animals who have roamed the subcontinent for centuries, hell is now and here.”

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