Visiting the Elephant Nature Park – a sanctuary for mistreated elephants in the north of Thailand – was a truly unforgettable experience. I have to admit that beforehand I wasn’t particularly excited, I’m certainly not the world’s greatest animal lover. But walking amongst these gentle giants and learning about some of their heartbreaking stories really touched a nerve. Knowing that my money was being put to good use providing a loving home for these beautiful creatures made it all the more worthwhile.
I was trying hard to get a shot of just an elephant with its carer. This proved tricky as other members of our group kept on popping up to have their photo taken next to them. However after some patience I finally had a 30 second window without anyone else in shot. I went a bit crazy taking lots of photos, but I think this was the best of the bunch. The elephant (whose name escapes me) just looks so happy, I can’t help but smile at this shot!
Have you ever visited the Elephant Nature Park? Got any great shots of happy animals? I’d love to hear from you!
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