20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
River Bath

A tusker and another elephant having a bath in a river which runs along paddy fields of the farmers. Elephants are freely roaming around in north central province (which consist of patchy forests) of Sri Lanka which often cause human elephant conflict. Farmers usually allow elephants to their paddy fields once the crops are harvested but expel them away by various ways & means when the crops are grown.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Sri Lanka
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Lalith Ekanayake