This Wildlife Conservationist Had The Perfect Response To The Kriti Sanon-Cosmo Drama

“I’m not someone who gets angry easily, but when I read about atrocities against women, it really upsets me.” Meet our cover girl @kritisanon being her candid self in our August issue.✨ PS: Aynhoe Park features taxidermy, hundreds of years old, most from museums. Taxidermy is the art of preserving an animal that died of natural causes, for academic purposes. The giraffe featured here is floating (not hanging, heavens no!) with balloons on its back. An art installation, in what is possibly one of the eclectic yet most majestic mansions in the world. PPS: Cosmo loves, no, is obsessed with animals. We were, possibly, the first magazine in India to ban the featuring of fur, three years ago. No animals were harmed before, during, or after this shoot. We may be guilty of watching too many puppy videos during work hours, though. Photograph: @andrewwoffinden; styling: @zunailimalik; hair: @aasifahmedofficial; makeup: @adrianjacobsofficial using @facescanada; location courtesy: @aynhoepark; production: @viennafilms Kriti is wearing – high neck top, @hm; pants, @431_88; stilettos, Red Label Collection, @bata.india; necklace: @swarovski #KritiSanon #OnlyInCosmo #CosmoIndia

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The Facts
1. Giraffes are on the ‘vulnerable’ list, i.e. one-step away from ‘endangered’
2. The species has suffered a decline of 40% over the last few years, which by any measurable standard is alarming.
3. The location of the shoot, Aynhoe Park was originally bought by John Cartwright in 1615, and is filled with a lot of taxidermied animals. This particular giraffe is
4. A number of shoots have taken place here. One such notable one is Sonam Kapoor‘s for Brides Today, in which she wore a red Ralph & Russo number and posed with the same giraffe.

LADY IN RED // Repost @ralphandrusso – @sonamkapoor as seen in @bridestodayin. Styled by @ayeshaaminnigam. Photographed by Julia Kennedy #aynhoepark #photoshoot #ralphandrusso #sonamkapoor #fashion #bridestodayin #couture #designer #fashion #photography #style #aynho #photography #styling #magical #dance #fridayfeeling #dress #ladyinred #fashiondesigner #inspiration #cotswolds #oxfordshire #countryhouse #exclusivehire

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5. One of the problems pointed out in all the backlash was the irony in the fact that the caption (which has since been edited to include an explanation) spoke of women’s empowerment, while completely ignoring animal rights and wildlife conservation efforts.
Her Suggestion
Cara Tejpal

@nehaa_sinha

One of my absolute favourites – the crazy colourful Coppersmith Barbet! Not only is this Barbet super colourful, it has an active and colourful personality! The sound it makes is “tuk, tuk, tuk tuk”… * #instanature #instanaturelover #barbet #forest #forestspirit #birdphotography #birdwatcher #birdwatching #bird #birding #birdwatch #instabird #instawild #wildspirit #wildlifeofindia #Biodiversity #biodiversityofindia #wildlife #instawild #tuktukbird #forestspirit #instaforest #tree #green #naturephotography #wildlifephotograph #wildlifephotography #nofilter #nofilterneeded

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@bmenon86

cold day interspersed with heavy fog that enveloped the gorgeous meadows of Horton Plains National Park. As the fog lifted, we were privy to the sight of these beautiful Sambar deer and endless Rhododendron in full bloom in the valley

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@radharangarjan

There is no place better than Bhadra Tiger Reserve to observe and photograph Ospreys up close. This photograph is from a couple of summers ago. #birdsofinstagram #birds #osprey #birdsofprey #flight #wings #bhadra #bhadratigerreserve #karnataka #indianwildlifeofficial #wildkarnataka #raptor #bbcearth #earthcapture

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@ostentatiousoxymoron

No fear! This duck showed not the slightest inclination of even caring. Strolling through Stanley keeping an eye out for “wildlife”! #longweekend #tourist #holiday #duck #nature #naturegram #reflection #reflectiongram #birds #birdsofinstagram #lake #instagood #picoftheday #nofilter #vancouver #604now #pnwcollective #pnw #beautifulbc #pnwonderland #getoutdoors #samsung #mobilephotography #s8

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@eshikafyzee

Kismat briefly enjoys a dewy forest, before returning to nurse her cubs again 🌿 . @pangea.films @natgeo @natgeowild @bbcearth @natgeoindia #earthcapture #yourshotphotographer #tigers #wildlife #wildcat #wildlifefilmmaking #bigcat #bigcats #kabini

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@bindraprerna

The Grey Ghost of the Mountains. Beautiful. Haunting, smoky eyes. That said a 1000 words. This one is captive, his paw clamped in a jaw when he was rescued. He is lost to the wild,doomed to live his life in captivity. At a rescue centre where I met him (and couldn’t look him in the eye) Twelve countries meet today in #Bishkek #kyrgyz Republic to pledge to save the #snowleopard, with the Kyrgyz President taking the lead. Here is hoping that they do well for the #snowleopard n word and deed. #Snowleopardforum2017 , #Wildlife #conservation #mountains

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@aratikumarrao

So #SaveTheElephants Day is different from #WorldElephantDay? Well, in my book, this day is as good as any to post aaney photos. Every day is good too 🙂 . #elephants #africanelephants #endangeredspecies #endangeredplaces

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@shreyodo

PAC-moray

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@anishafishtoe

A tree frog. Which climbs up trees and makes a call that sounds like somebody tapping at a door.

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@purvavariyar

© Purva Variyar This beauty is an #Egyptian #Vulture, also called the White Scavenger Vulture or #Pharaoh’s Chicken. A small-sized, Old World #vulture, it is the only extant member of the #genus Neophron. #avian #Wildlife #SciPho

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@chutney_babburjung

We swim with lions. #lionfish #indianocean #native #animalportrait #portraitphotography #naturephotography #naturefreak #solo #handsome #underwaterphotography #paditv #earthpix #travelgram #liveoutdoors #discoverearth #blue #fishofinstagram #fish #ocean #diving #scuba #diversforlife #natureinfocus #thebarefootwalker

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@ek_ulti_murgi

Over the last two weeks I’ve travelled to the some of the most remote islands in Sundarbans Delta of Bangladesh. Of the many wonderful things, I won’t ever forget, Olive Ridley Turtle hatchlings making their way into the Bay of Bengal, will remain the most amazing thing I have EVER witnessed. The turtles nest en masse in February/March on sandy beaches in the region and hatch just before the onset of the peak summer. While the numbers may sound safe in this area, it really looks more and more like a line being plotted on an extinction chart as I type this. A part of this experience itself is heartbreaking because a number of these babies don’t ever make it to the water. That coupled with turtle meat being cheap and now consumed in relatively poor coastal communities in Bangladesh, overfishing and depleting fish stocks in this entire region as well as marine turtles getting entangled in fishing nets are a serious threat to these species. #conservationarea #oliveridleyturtle #hatching #arribada #deltalife #killmewithcuteness #wcs #gooutside #explore #conservationist #workviews #seaturtle #conservationist #gooutside #beachlife #bangladesh

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@t.a.s.n.e.e.m.k.h.a.n

Good morning! Where’ve you been? Who’d you meet? What’ve you seen? That’s precisely what I catch myself wondering, when this beautiful green sea turtle surfaces a few feet away from me. After all, they witness the ongoing magnificence that we merely get brief glimpses of on each dive. What might her perception of that magical liquid world be and what dramatic changes might she have seen in her lifetime? #ocean #seaturtle #sailing #observe #goodmorning #practiceofperspective #tasneemkhan #similan #worldasaclassroom #andaman #sea #green #blue @sy_diva_andaman @diva.marine.learning.lab @earthcolab

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@vaishfulthinking

The Old World #mountain passerines of #Uttarakhand. A white capped and plumbeous redstart – these feisty birds are found near fast-running #streams at high altitudes. Don’t they look right at home? Plumbeous redstarts are especially know to fiercely guard their territories when faced with intruders, though, this one seems to be happy reminiscing. . . . #forests #nature #wildlife #birdsofinstagram #birds #mountains #rocky #stream #river #uttarakhand #naturephotography #redstart #passerine #mountainbirds #birding #himalayangeographic #corbett #kumaon

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@pooja_rathod

🔊 SOUND ON !! Interesting encounters in the wild. Watch the interactions between individuals in the elephant herd as the rhino approached closer. Funny how they get stressed so easily. #tbt #manas #assam #wildindia #natureinfocus #elephants #rhino #animalbehavior #grasslands #protectedareas #endangeredspecies #earthonlocation #indianwildlife @indianwildlifeofficial @naturein_focus

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@ashnidhawale

Our neighbourhood wild boar is quite a handsome guy! . . . . . . #portrait #wildboar #nature #portraitphotography #portrait_shots #mountains #wildlife #life #photooftheday #animal #eyes #pigsofinstagram #beautiful #green #instagood #igers @wildlifeplanet @wildlifeonearth @animalonearth @animals.co

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“I’m not someone who gets angry easily, but when I read about atrocities against women, it really upsets me.” Meet our cover girl @kritisanon being her candid self in our August issue.✨
PS: Aynhoe Park features taxidermy, hundreds of years old, most from museums. Taxidermy is the art of preserving an animal that died of natural causes, for academic purposes. The giraffe featured here is floating (not hanging, heavens no!) with balloons on its back. An art installation, in what is possibly one of the eclectic yet most majestic mansions in the world.
PPS: Cosmo loves, no, is obsessed with animals. We were, possibly, the first magazine in India to ban the featuring of fur, three years ago. No animals were harmed before, during, or after this shoot. We may be guilty of watching too many puppy videos during work hours, though.
Photograph: @andrewwoffinden; styling: @zunailimalik; hair: @aasifahmedofficial; makeup: @adrianjacobsofficial using @facescanada; location courtesy: @aynhoepark; production: @viennafilms
Kriti is wearing – high neck top, @hm; pants, @431_88; stilettos, Red Label Collection, @bata.india; necklace: @swarovski #KritiSanon #OnlyInCosmo #CosmoIndia

Kriti Sanon | Image Source: Cosmopolitan India, Andrew Waffindon