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flowers and a prayer are offered to a female elephant who died december 20, 2013, after being hit by a train as her herd was crossing a railway track near india’s deepor beel wildlife sanctuary. it is not uncommon in northeastern india for elephants to be killed by passing trains, which now also cross through the mahananda wildlife sanctuary and the migratory corridor of the chowang reserve. the indian elephant is endangered, with fewer than 25,000 remaining. photos by anupam nath

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    This death is so sad .
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