I fell in love in Africa and it’s most iconic wildlife in the world. But poaching may destroy it forever. Last year alone, there’re 35.000 elephants killed. If you do the math that results in one elephant kill every 15 minutes of every day. For jewelry, utensils, religious figurines and so on… Normally, I’m interested, excited and confident about the future. But this road we’re on is a dead end. Our children’s children will not see these prehistoric animals.


Chobe breeds them big. These creatures deserve the attention of any Hollywood blockbuster. And this is exactly why this image is so special to me. It’s as if you’re looking at a movie poster of Optimus Prime at the box office. No distraction, just the characterizing tusk, trunk and eyes.

Jochen van Dijk
Chobe, Botswana