Up close and personal

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Charles Perera

Majestic wild male Elephant comes out of a thicket into the open, to check us out. It was a surreal moment as I came face to face with a magnificent specimen while on safari in the jungles of Sri Lanka. Everybody was telling me how lucky I was. He was so close to the truck, that I could have reached out with my hand given him a quick pat.

Location: Habarana, Sri Lanka


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