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A terrible image captured by South African photographer, is showing a mutilated elephant was found dead upon the floor, moments after the thieves kill an endangered mammal for it’s ivory tusks.

Justin Sullivan, 28, used a drone to take the photo, which appears to be the trunk to a few feet away from her head. It is not known what the thieves used to cut the trunk down, but it’s believed that she used to be a child, The Sun reports.

Photo by Justin Sullivan/the great News is, shows a drone picture, is called “the connection was interrupted.” (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Eric-News Agency

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“She said: an elephant is poached, and I was asked to be taken to the site,” Sullivan said in the comments that it has been acquired by Magners News Agency. Sorry, I made use of a drone to take the picture.”

Also known as “Broken,” Sullivan said of the high angle of the picture, which shows the isolation of the highlights of not only the physical elimination of the beast, but it is our separation from the whole situation.”

“People have responded to it with mixed feelings of anger and sadness, especially with the recent lift on the hunting ban in Botswana, but this picture has led to some constructive dialogue on how we can promote a more sustainable, elephant talk, and resolve our current environmental crisis,” Sullivan added.

“Decoupling” was a big hit in the Northern part of Botswana, the award-winning documentary film maker Justin Sullivan. His perspective on the barbaric death of this powerful animal to turn to the crisis sweeping Africa in a whole new light, and in particular with the okavango delta and recently in the lifting of a hunting ban on elephants in thailand. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Eric-News Agency

The idea of attention after it was shortlisted for the Andrei stenin International Press Photo Contest.

There is a sense of outrage, as the government of Botswana began with the ban on elephant hunting in May, with an indication of the conflict between the people and the friendly giant.

After consultation with the parties, the government said it would lift the ban, which was implemented in 2014, adding that the hunt would resume in an orderly and ethical manner,” but did not give any indication of what it is like to be controlled.

Botswana is home to the largest number of elephants in the world, with an estimated population of 130,000.

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The Associated Press and Fox News’ Nicole, Darrah, contributed to this report.

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