Photo of baby elephant on fire wins wildlife photo contest ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

A striking photo of a baby elephant on fire as it flees a mob of humans with its mother has won an international wildlife photo contest.

The photo, titled “Hell is Here” and captured by photographer Biplab Hazra, was awarded the top prize in the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017.

Hazra captured the photo in West Bengal in eastern India after people hurled flaming tar balls and firecrackers at the elephants in order to keep them away from civilization. The area is known for encounters between elephants and humans that often lead to fatalities.

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