2022 Edition

Biplab Hazra

Hell is Here, 2012

West Bengal, India

Category - Humanity versus Nature

Hell is Here, 2012

Large wild animals, such as elephants, often enter populated areas when they cannot find enough food in the jungle. The elephant is an animal that I really enjoy photographing. When I visited this village in Bankura district, the men were hunting elephants by throwing fireballs at them, narrowly missing burning the baby elephant. Witnessing this cruel scene, I wanted to share my emotion and bear witness to the conflict that still exists, in many places and circumstances, between humans and nature.

18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - 1/1000 sec at f/4.5 ISO 640