Bankura: A petrified elephant running across the road along with a baby elephant. The elephant tail is lit and fire engulfing baby elephant. Both are running for life. In the backdrop people.
This is almost a scene that is experienced everyday in Bankura district of West Bengal. The picture by Wildlife Photographer Biplap Hazra has earned him the best photo in the 2017 Sanctuary Wild life Photography awards.
The picture reflects the pathetic condition of wildlife and tells us tales about the life and misery of wild life due to humans. The photo bore the caption 'Hell is Here' and it perfectly captured the sense of the picture.
Thanks to human encroachment there is no place for the wildlife to go and they are under serious threat.