Working on conservation projects at the heart of the source, Prince Harry’s iconic photo from this recent trip is his arms spread wide over a sedated elephant.
In a plea to end poaching, he released a few of his own personal photographs to begin a conversation about the constant threat elephants and rhinos experience at the hands of poachers.
During his tour, he stopped in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Tanzania in order to work together with park rangers to discuss the common threat of poaching across the region.
Becoming emotional, he pointed at the carcass of newly-slaughtered female rhino and her calf, and spoke, “This belongs to South Africa and it’s been stolen by other people. And the body’s left here, wasted.”
Below are Prince Harry’s personal photos.
Warning: graphic images.
Prince Harry has upheld this conservation mission on the continent of Africa for many years, though this is the first time his plea has taken such a personal turn. He hopes that this images will strike an international conversation on the negative effects and the dangers of poaching these precious animals.