Amateur photographer pays the ultimate price for attempting a risky shot

A reminder that despite a reputation as being “gentle giants”, elephants can be very dangerous, especially when there are calves in the herd as was the case here. Also, it’s important to remember that crowd control measures and barricades are enacted by the police and forest officials for the safety of the general public and an unfortunate incident like this could have been averted if these measures had been respected.

The Hindu : Cities / Bangalore : Elephant kills amateur lensman.

Lose encounter, fatal consequence – The Times of India

Karnataka: Techie trampled to death

From The Hindu – “Below: People running for safety when one of the elephants from the herd that strayed into a eucalyptus grove in Mantapa village near Bannerghatta on Friday charged towards them. Photo: KPN”

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