16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Elephant and Mahout

The Mahout had just finished bathing his elephant. He has been the mahout for this elephant for 23 years. His family has a long tradition of elephant training and his son is the mahout for this elephant's child.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand, Thailand
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Kathy Mannikko