A Young Elephant's Love
An elephant calf in a rescue center in India's Bandipur National Park looks at the camera in a photograph by Your Shot member Abhiroop Ghosh Dastidar.
Dastidar submitted this picture to The Animals We Love, a Your Shot assignment that is accepting submissions until June 23, 2014. Photographer Robin Schwartz will choose the strongest pictures for an upcoming Your Shot story.
According to Dastidar, the elephant calf was left behind when villagers drove away a herd of raiding elephants. "Elephants are much like humans, emotional and extremely intelligent," Dastidar wrote in his caption. "The shock was so hard that this calf didn't survive," he said.
"The emotion is in her eye and in the tragedy of her story," said editing photographer Schwartz.
Shown here is a selection of the 14,000 photographs submitted to date. Schwartz's final selections will be posted in a story on Your Shot soon after the assignment concludes on June 23, 2014.
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