13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Beautifully Decorated Elephant.

This photo was taken at the Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India. I captured these beautiful elephants as they were walking through the primary courtyard. I particularly love the detail you see in the natural dots on the elephant, contrasting with the painted patterns. I've always thought of elephants as simply grey, so it was interesting to observe this unique breed up close.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Jaipur, India
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Stewart Carlson