Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant, Tangkahan, Sumatra, IndonesiaThe Asian elephant is smaller than the African elephant. Still, at 4 tons and 21 feet long, they aren’t exactly petite. This individual was a working elephant, used by the mahouts in Sumatra, Indonesia, as a means of transportation through the jungle. I was able to photograph them while they were playing in the river and getting one of their daily baths.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens (at 25mm) ISO 400, f/11 at 1/400th of a second

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  1. mom November 7, 2017 at 7:30 am #

    Looks like a happy fella.

  2. Peter Butterfield November 7, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    —– Call to my brothers
    —– Absolution speaks to us
    —– Of rivers beneficence .

  3. Rachel Bellenoit November 7, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Great profile!

  4. GH November 7, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Nice one.

  5. Amanda D November 7, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Great shot Sean, elephants are my favorite 🙂

  6. Donna Zentek November 7, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Nice angle. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sue November 7, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    Who among us does not like the image of an elephant trumpeting! This one is awesome, Sean!

  8. Susan Rubeo November 7, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Nice to know they have some down time to
    U caught this one saying “Hey look at me guys”

    Aunt Sue

  9. michael huber November 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    great pic. looks like he is enjoying his time in the water. ) great pic. great color, ect. )

  10. Laura Mann November 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    I just got back from 17 days in Africa, and saw many many elephants in the national parks we visited. They are such interesting, photogenic, and remarkable animals. I was captivated by them, and sad when we left Africa. You captured the spirit we saw.