Desert Fox and Salt Truck, Rann of Kutch

by Anuroop Krishnan
Anuroop Krishnan

Chosen as 'Picture of the Week'

Wildlife is impacted not only by the 'big bad enemy out there' consisting of greedy mining companies, authorities who want to build roads, and poachers, but also by the everyday consumption of goods and services by the 7 billion of us on the planet.

This image is about how we as consumers are putting pressure on wildlife and wildlife habitats. This Desert Fox was photographed at the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) near Patdi village in Gujarat, which is said to produce a significant chunk of India’s salt. This salt also gets exported to other countries. The Rann is one of the most vibrant desert ecosystems in the world, supporting a large number of birds and mammals. This pup belongs to a den just by the side of a busy road. During the peak salt season, over 500 trucks go up and down this road every day.

Wildlife is impacted not only by the ‘big bad enemy out there’ consisting of greedy mining companies, authorities who want to build roads, and poachers, but also by the everyday consumption of goods and services by the 7 billion of us on the planet.

About the author

Anuroop Krishnan
Anuroop is a Gurgaon-based wildlife photographer.


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