2010 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

David Chancellor

10 October, 2009

Starving villagers reduce a fallen elephant to bones in just over two hours in the Gonarezhou National Park, a remote part of Zimbabwe. A day later, even the bones are gone. They strip the carcass with their bare hands or with knives fashioned from old tin. In Zimbabwe, years of hyper-inflation, acute shortages of basic supplies and a series of very poor harvests up to early 2009 has led to widespread hunger.

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David Chancellor

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