The surreality of protecting wildlife from inhumanity.

Up close next to the eye of an African elephant.

The ear of a massive 35-year old bull elephant wraps over me like a warm blanket, shielding me with shade from the hot African sun. I’m crawling underneath as if into a humid cave as its rough wrinkled skin makes my hands feel soft and fragile. The scent of a large mammal and the dirt and the Earth are so potent, so alive, so foreign yet so familiar, they blast their way…