Today is World Elephant Day! In honour of these incredible creatures, today’s blog takes a look at elephants through the talented, well-travelled eyes, or rather lens, of photographer, Marina Cano. Nothing beats witnessing these majestic animals in the wild, especially in the herds Marina came across in the plains of Kenya. Until that day comes for you, take a look below…
Featured Photographer: Marina Cano
Marina Cano is a brilliant landscape and wildlife photographer, based in Cantabria, in the North of Spain. Her work has been published around the world and has won numerous international awards. Her must-have book entitled “Cabárceno” is filled with stunning imagery which she took over three years in the largest wildlife park in Europe of the same name.
In December 2012 she published her second book: “Drama & Intimacy”, a carefully selection from the pictures she took in South Africa, Kenya, England and Cabarceno. She has had exhibitions in Cape Town, London and Spain and is currently photographing wildlife in Africa. She says, “I’m amazed with the beauty I’ve found everywhere.”
Did You Know
– The African elephant (Forest and Savannah) is threatened with less than 400,000 remaining worldwide.
– An African bull’s tusks can grow to over 11 feet long and weigh 220 pounds.
– In 1989 CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) issued an international ban on the ivory trade.
– 2011 saw the highest number of illegal ivory seizures recorded in the last 23 years. The main market for illegal ivory is China…
For an interesting read about the state of elephants, we recommend the article, “Day of the Elephants” by Don Pinnock.