The surreality of protecting wildlife from inhumanity.

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Up close next to the eye of an African elephant.
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The veterinarian carefully assesses the health of the sedated elephant.
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A veterinarian from the Kenya Wildlife Service, flying in a helicopter just above the trees, prepares to shoot an elephant with a tranquilizer dart.
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Behind me lies the sedated bull elephant as the team rushes to put on a GPS collar, which has enough battery life to last about four years.
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May we have the humanity to help elephants roam free as they have for eons.

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Moonshots for nature and innovative philanthropy. Senior Tech Fellow at Conservation Int’l. Formerly Google X & Maps, founding CEO of Oceankind. On my own path.

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