Montana Fine Art Photographer 10
Pete Coppolillo found this dung ball in central Tanzania in 2005. He said a dung beetle rolled up some elephant waste into a ball, laid her eggs inside. There was a brush fire that washed over the ball, burning the outside. A honey badger then came along and broke the ball open and ate the larvae. "Think about all of the ecology that had to come together for this to happen," Pete says. The dung ball reminds him of the bush and is an artifact of a fleeting world — elephants in that area are dying out quickly.