Watercolor of elephant

Sketching elephants in Watercolors

The largest land animal, the elephants, are majestic, beautiful giants that play very important roles in the ecosystems they are part of, but they are endangered in several ways

The biggest threat to the elephants is the ivory trade, as an estimated 30.000 elephants are killed every year, by poachers, farmers and former soldiers looking for fast money.

But it is not only the ivory trade that threatens survival of the elephants., in many of the places they still live, the elephants are also challenged by desertification, habitat loss and severe stress, that make it difficult for them to successfully bring up their offspring.

The World Wide Fund For Nature (Panda.org) work hard to counter the threats to the elephants, read more about how WWF´s  work to save the Elephants

Here are a few elephants in watercolor:

Watercolor of elephant

Elephant, walking watercolor

Elephant looking left, watercolor

Elephant looking left, watercolor

Elephant front view

Elephant front view

Elephant side view

Elephant side view

Elephant with ofspring

Elephant with ofspring

Elephant front, watercolor

Elephant front, watercolor

Elephant sketches, watercolor

Elephant sketches, watercolor

 

See more of my animal watercolors here

Watercolor keywords: Elephants, Africa, Conservation, Biodiversity, Poaching, Ivory trade, Mammals, Endangered species.

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, trails, places and technology on http://fritsAhlefeldt.com

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