An Asian elephant calf is due to be born any day at the St. Louis Zoo, cause for both celebration and concern amid the backdrop of a deadly herpes virus.
The virus has killed about 25 percent of Asian elephants born in North American zoos in the past three decades. Some animal rights activists told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it is irresponsible to breed elephants knowing the presence of the virus in the herd.
Florian Schulz has two passions. He is an award-winning wildlife photographer, but is equally dedicated to preserving the habitat of wildlife.
Schulz’s passions led him to the Arctic where he spent 18 months in search of breathtaking images documenting life in every season. The result is the book “To the Arctic” which is the companion to the IMAX film of the same name.