12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elephant and His Mahout
An elephant and his mahout cooling in the Ping River, Thailand. The small blessing of elephant domestication is that a conscientious mahout will protect his elephant from ivory poachers. Nevertheless, I was uncomfortable with the exploitation of these amazing animals.
© David Bahr.
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||Nov. 28, 2014, 5:43 p.m.