The story behind a devastating photo of human greed

The UK’s Natural History Museum announced the winner of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Tuesday night (Oct. 17). The recipient, Brent Stirton is a South African photographer who has spent years documenting the poaching trade, among other issues.

Originally taken on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, his image of a dead black rhinoceros with a giant pink gash in place of its horn is titled Memorial to a species. Taken in 2016 in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game...

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