Big 5s

Marina Cano

Photographer

“I love elephants. I love to photograph them. I get super-connected to them. I have no idea why. I love watching them and to spend time with them. I love seeing them with their babies, with their families, how they take care not just of their own babies but within the families, they really are worried about all the individuals. I saw an injured elephant and they came to visit it and to take care of it and just be there. I feel they are so much like humans, in their behaviour and the kind of things that we know and we see in us I can see in them. This beautiful huge animal can be so tender so gentle and emotional.

From a photographic point of view, they’re awesome. I love their faces, their skin, the beauty of their bodies, and when they do their dust bath. I could spend all my life with elephants. They know how to have fun. They enjoy the water so much. The young ones are just playful all the time. When they fight, they are so strong. Everything about them that is amazing.

It is terrible the situation they’re facing right now, especially elephants with the ivory trade. Currently, it’s estimated that around 55 elephants a day are being killed in Africa, which means one elephant is lost every 26 minutes. Around 15,000 to 20,000 elephants are killed annually by poachers. 10 years ago, I spoke about there being 800,000 elephants in Africa and right now the figures are about 300,000- 400,000. At this rate, there could be no more elephants in Africa in the next 20 years.

That would be so terrible. I think we can still make it. It’s not possible that we allow this to happen, so I trust that together we can do a lot. Every single person can really do a lot.”

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Photo by Marina Cano

My Big 5

    Elephant
    Zebras
    Hippo
    Lynx
    Baboon

Marina Cano

Photographer

“I love elephants. I love to photograph them. I get super-connected to them. I have no idea why. I love watching them and to spend time with them. I love seeing them with their babies, with their families, how they take care not just of their own babies but within the families, they really are worried about all the individuals. I saw an injured elephant and they came to visit it and to take care of it and just be there. I feel they are so much like humans, in their behaviour and the kind of things that we know and we see in us I can see in them. This beautiful huge animal can be so tender so gentle and emotional.

From a photographic point of view, they’re awesome. I love their faces, their skin, the beauty of their bodies, and when they do their dust bath. I could spend all my life with elephants. They know how to have fun. They enjoy the water so much. The young ones are just playful all the time. When they fight, they are so strong. Everything about them that is amazing.

It is terrible the situation they’re facing right now, especially elephants with the ivory trade. Currently, it’s estimated that around 55 elephants a day are being killed in Africa, which means one elephant is lost every 26 minutes. Around 15,000 to 20,000 elephants are killed annually by poachers. 10 years ago, I spoke about there being 800,000 elephants in Africa and right now the figures are about 300,000- 400,000. At this rate, there could be no more elephants in Africa in the next 20 years.

That would be so terrible. I think we can still make it. It’s not possible that we allow this to happen, so I trust that together we can do a lot. Every single person can really do a lot.”

Photo by Marina Cano

My Big 5

    Elephant
    Zebras
    Hippo
    Lynx
    Baboon

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