City of Elephants

by Nithin Kumar October. 30, 2018 319 views
The bond between an elephant and it's mahout is neverending.

The bond between an elephant and it's mahout is neverending.

Domestic elephants like to cool itself by spraying water on their body as they hardly find sand or mud

Domestic elephants like to cool itself by spraying water on their body as they hardly find sand or mud

The city of Thrissur in Kerala is known for its large number of domesticated elephants. They are mainly used in temples for daily rituals and festivals.

The city of Thrissur in Kerala is known for its large number of domesticated elephants. They are mainly used in temples for daily rituals and festivals.

The strong bond of trust between the elephant and his mahout

The strong bond of trust between the elephant and his mahout

The cooling effect

The cooling effect

If the elephant doesn't drink the required amount of water or doesn't cool itself, they are prone to diseases of which indigestion is a major one.

If the elephant doesn't drink the required amount of water or doesn't cool itself, they are prone to diseases of which indigestion is a major one.

The captive elephants generally feed on only a limited variety of plants or leaves. This is also a major concern of the reduced life span of captive elephants.

The captive elephants generally feed on only a limited variety of plants or leaves. This is also a major concern of the reduced life span of captive elephants.

Transportation in vehicles, Lack of clean water, Improper caring, Long hours of participation in temple festivals and so on, reduce the life span of captive elephants

Transportation in vehicles, Lack of clean water, Improper caring, Long hours of participation in temple festivals and so on, reduce the life span of captive elephants

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Sophie Nguyen 1 year, 8 months ago

Wow, these photos are amazing!!

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Sophie Nguyen 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you Sophie ūüėä

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Giancarlo Fosci 1 year, 8 months ago

Very nice series!

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you for your feedback Giancarlo blush

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Love elephants, love your series.

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you Peter blush

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Nithin Kumar 1 year, 8 months ago

In july I have seen a village like this not far from my home in Thailand.Elephants are kept there already for a very long time in history. They also live with the people at home.

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Yes Peter, once the elephants are tamed they remain loyal to their owners and are very affectionate

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Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't like the chains, but it seems they're enjoying their bath time quite a bit (#4)
I love the captions under your photos. You basically told us how to correctly keep an elephant at home. Now I want one! smile

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

smile +1 its not that easy job as said :) Thankful to your comments blush

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Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

Fantastic photos!! #2 is just overwhelming!!

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Nithin Kumar Replied to Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you for your support,Heike ūüôā

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