Humans can be incredibly cruel – not just to other people, but to animals as well. Although we all like to see the best in other people, the reality is that humans and human nature can be very ugly.

That harsh reality was brought to light in an extremely disgusting way after a recent event in idea.

An angry crowd in India was photographed setting fire to a mother elephant and her baby by throwing inflamed pieces of tar and crackers at the animals.

To make this story even more bizarre, the photograph of the two elephants on fire went on to win a prize.

Continue to page 2 to see the award winning photograph…