Elephantine Aura

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Ryan Friese

The Elephant Breeding Center in Sauraha, Nepal, was established to help restore the indigenous elephant population in Chitwan National Park that has been decimated by poachers. I was lucky enough to visit the breeding center just 7 days after the birth of its newest inhabitant. This adorable little calf was huddled underneath his mother during sunset. The oblique angle of the soft, amber light illuminated the normally inconspicuous elephant hair, creating a glowing, serene aura.

Location: Sauraha, Nepal


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