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The mighty one..

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 23 April 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The huge elephant in a Temple in Guruvayur, Kerala

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/250 second F/3.5 ISO 100 8 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

23 Apr 2015 5:12am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)))

helys from Paris, France

Great details, colors

23 Apr 2015 6:08am

@helys: Thank you helys:)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise!

23 Apr 2015 7:53am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Just magnificent!

23 Apr 2015 9:04am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

What special colored elephant, I like a lot of elephants, and I have a lot of small statues, which describes the elephants!:-))))Haleja.

Happy Thursday,my good friend Devi!

23 Apr 2015 9:05am

@Oiva: Avery aged elephant Oiva...That's why the discolouration .

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmmm indeed*

23 Apr 2015 9:10am

@Dimitrios: :))))))))))))))))))))) Dimitrios my friend:)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a striking trunk. Well caught

23 Apr 2015 9:23am

@grouser: is sweeping the floor. I placed some coins ( money) at the tip of it's trunk and it raised it's trunk and placed it on my head leaving a noisy exhalation !!!!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Impressiv and beautiful photo !

23 Apr 2015 9:53am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image of this beautiful Elephant Devi

23 Apr 2015 10:03am

@Doug: Thank you Doug:))) hey... i am waiting for the dormouse:)

Marjolein van de fotokraam from Netherlands

Is the elephant at work ?

23 Apr 2015 10:28am

@Marjolein van de fotokraam:'s only job is to carry the priest and a small idol of the God around the Temple thrice at a very slow pace:) the morning and in the evening:)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The elephant is a magnificent animal.

23 Apr 2015 11:10am

@Jypyä Pop: You are right Jypya :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooo... superbe.)

23 Apr 2015 11:41am

@tataray: Thank you tataray :)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

I agree, a HUGE elephant. I am amazed by the large amount of pink hide. I have not seen that before.

23 Apr 2015 12:30pm

@Helen: It is a very old elephant Helen and the mahout said that pigmentation happens quite often as they grow old.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, looks mighty !

23 Apr 2015 1:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleux éléphant et son maître quelle iamge sueprbe j'adore.

23 Apr 2015 1:08pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine elephant picture. This elephant has an unusual (to me) trunk. A fine shot.

23 Apr 2015 2:42pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

So is it the "mighty one" and his elephant. ;) Nice photo.

23 Apr 2015 3:12pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Joli this elephant and its mahout

23 Apr 2015 3:35pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Joli this elephant and its mahout!

23 Apr 2015 4:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They are wonderful. I hope he is treated well.

23 Apr 2015 4:11pm

ALPHA from Belgium

Super country !

23 Apr 2015 4:18pm

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

Gorgeous image! Looks so majestic!

23 Apr 2015 4:37pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Is this a real elephant? The colors are so unusual! Lovely image.

23 Apr 2015 5:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He is just beautiful! A gorgeous image!

23 Apr 2015 8:22pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful image of this elefant and his mahout, devi! :-))

23 Apr 2015 9:05pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

24 Apr 2015 6:26am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Interesting how the front of his head and ears lacks pigment. The inclusion of the man in the frame provides a good sense of scale.

24 Apr 2015 10:57am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Great capture, Devi ---- what a heavy job he has !!!!! ---- Kindest regards and a nice weekend, hug Monika

This time I was careful ---- if its not a sculpture !!!!!!

24 Apr 2015 7:09pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A nice capture of this elephant. Great. :)

25 Apr 2015 4:58am

1/250 second
ISO 100
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