28 Apr 2022
Documenting India’s Shrinking Elephant Habitats
A rapid growth in development and the human population has created an anthropogenic pressure within and around elephant habitats in India. It has led to the loss of their traditional corridors of movement. Senthil Kumaran, a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, has been documenting human-animal conflict straight from the fields for over a decade.  In India, […]

A rapid growth in development and the human population has created an anthropogenic pressure within and around elephant habitats in India. It has led to the loss of their traditional corridors of movement. Senthil Kumaran, a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, has been documenting human-animal conflict straight from the fields for over a decade. 

In India, a large portion of the elephant corridors have been encroached by various human- mediated activities. Surviving in the fragmented habitat that they have at their disposal necessitates crossing human-dominated landscapes. Such physical rapprochement generates everyday conflict, especially devastating crops, destroying fragile homes and accidentally killing villagers. With a keen interest in elephants, Kumaran documented the ‘Tamed Tuskers’ series to draw our attention towards their shrinking habitats.

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