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Mahout

Seen at the Elephant Nature Park, approximately 60 km north of the city and an an hour drive. Earlier, elephants were used in the logging industry and some were rescued from street begging and unregulated tourism, to be rehabilitated in this park. Now the Elephant Nature Park is home to several rescued elephants. This particular mahout was patiently sitting on the head of a juvenile elephant, who was busy selecting tender shoots nearby with his dextrous trunk. 

Mahout

Seen at the Elephant Nature Park, approximately 60 km north of the city and an an hour drive. Earlier, elephants were used in the logging industry and some were rescued from street begging and unregulated tourism, to be rehabilitated in this park. Now the Elephant Nature Park is home to several rescued elephants. This particular mahout was patiently sitting on the head of a juvenile elephant, who was busy selecting tender shoots nearby with his dextrous trunk. 

comments (12)

  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2011, 02:38
nice portrait.
Ayush Basu: Thanks Debb!
Nice shot... but I'm hoping to see the elephant he's sitting on. Elephants are my favourite animal.
This is a wonderful image. Isn't it amazing- the thousands of dollars I spend to keep my skin soft and smooth- and all I need to do is sit on an elephant in the jungle! And perhaps have his genes!
Ayush Basu: Haha.. astute observation there grin
This is a fine portrait Ayush
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Sep 2011, 08:37
Very patient - the mahout. The elephant is also patient - allowing someone on its head. Must be a male elephant that is used to someone sitting on its head smile
Ayush Basu: Come now Louis, did you take permission from 'someone' before writing something like that? grin
Very nicely caught shot Ayush.
A wonderful image here Ayush. I read with interest about the Elephant park, and it seems a great place. These wonderful creatures should not be used on the street, in zoo's or where they are manipulated.
Ayush Basu: Right you are, despite their great size they are docile and lovable.
Lovely portrait and story Ayush.
I'm not sure I would have guessed he is sitting on an elephant smile
impressive portrait
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2011, 13:20
I would love to be sat where he is now, I love the Elephant. Its so good to know that some are rescued and left to roam in the park smile
  • Sharon
  • United States
  • 2 Oct 2011, 22:20
Wonderful shot, Ayush. I like his thoughtful expression and his diffident hold on the bamboo.

Sharon

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