Broken Silence


Broken Silence – As I stood on that isolated granite outcrop, gazing out at the sweeping African landscape, I was struck by the breathtaking beauty of the sunrise unfolding before me. But amidst the awe-inspiring scene, my heart was heavy with a sense of profound sadness.

I was overwhelmed with emotion – a mix of awe, heartbreak, and a fierce determination to take action to protect our planet’s precious wildlife. I have tried to put these emotions and thoughts into words, to capture that sunrise moment and the urgent call to action that it represents.

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by Andrew Aveley - Broken Silence

Broken Silence

I was reminded of the fragile beauty of our planet, and the devastating impact that human activity can have on it. Against the backdrop of an African sunrise, the tiny speck of a Huey helicopter is a stark reminder of the ongoing tragedy of rhino poaching.

This isolated granite outcrop, standing tall and proud amidst the sweeping landscape, is a testament to the resilience of nature. But as the Huey flies across the horizon, its pounding rotor blades shattering the peace and quiet of the dawn, it is clear that this resilience is under threat.

Rhino poaching is a crisis that threatens not just the animals themselves, but the delicate balance of the ecosystem as a whole. These magnificent creatures are not just a wonder to behold, but a vital part of the natural world, playing a crucial role in maintaining the biodiversity of our planet.

But the poaching of rhinos, driven by greed and a desire for profit, has pushed these majestic animals to the brink of extinction. The Huey, with its mission to save whatever precious lives it can, is a powerful symbol of the fight to protect these creatures and preserve the delicate balance of our ecosystem.

As the Huey disappears into the distance, the beating sound of its rotor blades fading away like the broken heart of Africa, we are left with a sense of profound loss. But we must not give up hope. It is only by working together, by taking action to protect our planet and the creatures that call it home, that we can ensure a brighter future for all.

This photo, captured in a fleeting moment of beauty and tragedy, is a call to action. It is a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet and preserving its beauty for generations to come. Let us heed this call, and work together to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

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