African Elephant Public Installation

Okamoto Studio created and designed a 9-foot tall elephant and installed this in Union Square. This was installed on World Elephant Day, and acted as a visual representation of Africa's disappearing elephants, sponsored by South African cream liqueur company Amarula and WildlifeDIRECT. 

The visual was meant to show the crowds gathered at Union Square "the alarming rate in which African elephants are disappearing at the hands of poachers," a press release states.

Photographer: Yoshio Itagaki