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The right way to view and be pictured with elephants — with them in the wild and at a distance

The 'Wildlife Selfie Code' Helps You Take Great Pics Without Harming Animals

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People love posing in pictures with animals. Some prefer the cute, cuddly, domesticated kind; others the larger and deadlier ones.

In recent times, however, a critical mass of animal welfare organizations and activists has been calling attention to the impact of such photography on the animal participants. Very often, there is significantly more animal discomfort — including cruelty and suffering that damages conservation efforts — than meets the casual observer's viewfinder.