Deep in the heart of the West African national park, there is a glade filled with butterflies of every colour.
It is a tranquil spot surrounded by trees and silence.
Elephants come here to dig for water, supposedly a long way from the problems of man.
Yet a few feet away is the carcass of a bull elephant who had the front of his face cut off with a chainsaw... while he was still alive.
Poachers lay in wait for him at the quiet waterhole, then opened fire. He fled a short distance before collapsing in pain as the band of killers closed in.
They sliced into the old bull’s head to extract every last inch of his precious ivory – worth up to £90,000 per tusk to buyers in China....