Hatti

by Julia Laporte February. 21, 2019 580 views

The Asiatic elephant, hatti in Nepali, has always been my favourite animal. Elephants are incredibly intelligent, graceful, social, emotional and beautiful creatures. It was such a pleasure to spend a morning following them to the grasslands where the mahouts, the elephant carers, cut and collected grass for the elephants to eat.

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Ueli Haldimann 2 years, 2 months ago

Elefanten waren früher einmal ein populäres Geburtstagsgeschenk 😀

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Julia Laporte Replied to Ueli Haldimann 2 years, 2 months ago

Einen Teil der Sammlung habe ich noch smile , den groesseren Teil musste ich nach zahlreichem Umziehen leider loswerden...

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Bruce 2 years, 2 months ago

Jules . . . Absolutely stunning series, these creatures have long been a subject of wonder and preoccupation of mine. I love how you not only show their gracefulness of movement through their work routine, but the deep expression projected through there eyes, facial lines and you even show the texture of their skin. Just like being there. Thanks

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Julia Laporte Replied to Bruce 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you so much, Bruce! I just thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have always loved being in the asiatic elephants’ presence which, I guess, comes out in the pictures.

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Laurie Madsen 2 years, 2 months ago

Mind Blowing!

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Julia Laporte Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Laurie. smile

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Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

Great series . Have you considered a book or zine as a hard copy reminder of the travels ?

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Julia Laporte Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Russel. Yes, that is the plan. It’s just different when you go through a physical photo album with friends and family and is always worth the effort. It will probably take me the better part of a year to get all countries done at the end of this trip but I also enjoy the process itself. smile

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Paul Kullar 2 years, 2 months ago

In some pics reminds me of the Wooley mammoth, in others I think of scrim.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Paul Kullar 2 years, 2 months ago

Nevertheless appealing, I hope smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

Wow, phantastic set. The monochrome enhances every aspect of the elephants.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Sigrid. Before starting the editing process I had a feeling it was going to be BW.

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Greg Blaney 2 years, 2 months ago

These are great photos, Julia. You've covered it with some unique angles - fortunately for you, you never got stepped on. Black and white works very well with this subject and #22 is exceptional. Thanks for sharing these.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Greg Blaney 2 years, 2 months ago

There was no danger of getting trampled. smile I can’t decide on a favourite but, simple as it is, I like #14 as an elephant’s trunk is beautiful, powerful and rough at the same time.

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Björn Roose 2 years, 2 months ago

Really great series with some very nice points of view ! smile

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Julia Laporte Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Björn. I tried to get some varied shots. smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Julia Laporte 2 years, 2 months ago

You managed smile

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Julia Laporte Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 2 months ago

smile +1

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