21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The elephant and his mahout

A Cambodian Mahout adorned with Buddhist amulets to ward off danger stands next to his elephant on scrub land in Phumi Khna, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. He was on his way several hundred kilometres to participate in a Buddhist ceremony at a temple in the north of the country.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Phumi Khna, Cambodia
Camera: LEICA M10-R
Copyright: © Andy Soloman