20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Playful Jumbos

Three baby elephants playing in forest patch in north-central province of Sri Lanka. Fellow with tusks pretended to be dead but that was part of their play. After few minutes all of them were disappeared in to deep forest. Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) is a growing problem in Sri Lanka, which mostly due to habitat loss and fragmentation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Lalith Ekanayake