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Johanna Read is a Canadian freelance writer/photographer specializing in travel, food and responsible tourism. She writes for a variety of print and digital publications including in-flight magazines, USA Today, Fodor's, Time Out, Taste & Travel International, Montecristo, and Canadian Traveller. Johanna likes to encourage travel that is culturally, economically, and environmentally sustainable. She travels to four to six continents every year. She is also the Contributing Editor of and La Carte Magazine. Her portfolio is at

14 Stunning Photos of Elephants in the Wild

Elephants, known for their size and intelligence, are endangered. It's estimated that only about 400,000 elephants are left in the world, both in the wild and in captivity. To be sure elephants survive into the future, humans need to protect them.