Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.
Elephants always fascinates me, I could photograph them all day and still won’t get enough of it. This was not a full size elephant, but it growing to be one.
‘You can fit all footprints of species in the world in to a one majestic footprint of an elephant’. This is an ancient quote by Supreme Buddha, therefore you will need to look at this quote with wisdom. So respecting the majestic elephants is the right thing to do, and whoever hurt or kill’s them for money, ivory, or any other agenda is destroying something great, for those un-humane people, karma will follow them like a shadow.
If we learned to respect each other, then we sure should learn to respect the animals no matter what size or form they are.
Elephant ride – Sri Lanka
The Great tusks, Sri Lanka
This is a rear elephant with great large tusks, This elephant plays a key role in a yearly parade where he carried the sacred relic of Buddha on his back. This image elephant is stationed at temple.
Baby elephants coming our of bathing with their mother, Sri Lanka
Elephants on the way to bath, Pinnawala – Sri Lanka
Daily in the morning around 10am elephants are taken to the river for bathing. This is a incredible sight how anxiously they make their way to the daily shower.
Taken at the Zoo where this care taker and the elephant paused for the photo, Sri Lanka