Elephants, Uganda

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic

Elephants have miles of unbroken savanna to roam inside Uganda's Queen Elizabeth Park, where their numbers total 2,500, a dramatic rise after heavy poaching in the 1980s. Outside the preserve villagers kill elephants that trample and eat crops, though attacks have diminished with the digging of trenches to protect fields from wild trespassers.

See more pictures from the November 2011 feature story "Rift in Paradise."