As @natgeo hits 100 million followers, we’re remembering this shot posted on their feed in 2017: an exuberant elephant calf, striding out with early morning energy and play on his mind. It was posted on World Elephant Day, with the reminder that ivory is most valuable when left on a live elephant. Ending the trade secures young elephants’ futures. Since then, China's ban on the ivory trade has come into force. With luck, this little one is now striding safely into a brand new day. Thanks to @natgeo for its enduring focus on our planet's wonders, people and wildlife.
PS: There are a few more hours left to enter @natgeo’s contest. To enter, post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo on your feed, with the hashtag #NatGeo100Contest. The top 10 photos will go up on @natgeo; the winner gets a photo trip to Tanzania. #SayNoToIvory #NatGeo100Contest