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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A man named "Boy" hand-feeds his elephant

On an elephant preserve in Chiang-mai, Thailand, I watched a man named "Boy" feed this elephant. His grandparents rescued her from a riding camp years ago, and passed her down to him as a sort of heirloom. She loves bananas, he told me, and so does the baby elephant in her belly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Chiang-mai, Thailand
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Rachel Fauth