5 elephants stand in the shade waiting for tourists to take a ride through the jungle near Angkor Wat temple. The ancestors of these elephants would have been used to haul heavy stones 60 km from the quarry to where these amazing stone temples where built. Also elephants were used to carry soldiers into battle 1000 years ago.
Note from Wikipedia:
Angkor Wat lies 5.5 km north of the modern town of Siem Reap, and a short distance south and slightly east of the previous capital, which was centred at Baphuon. It is in an area of Cambodia where there is an important group of ancient structures. It is the southernmost of Angkor's main sites.
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krzychu30 (15496) 2011-02-26 1:49
it´s beautiful composition showing the real life and customs of Cambodians.You´ve captured it perfectly with good POV.I like also these vivid,well-saturated colors.Your picture convey well the unique atmosphere of this moment.
My Best Regards
leo61 (0) 2011-02-26 4:38
A good shot of these 5 or better 10.Wonderful light in the background and good contrast.
Bournazel (0) 2011-02-26 12:29
i've been in Cambodia, but neverseen these "red" elephants...
Very interesting testimony
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-26 18:19
a beautiful picture of wonderful elephants and trainers,
their relaxed and humorous figures are well captured in this lined composition,
and red wears are so vivid against green forest,
thank you for your excellent shot,
pierrefonds (56462) 2011-02-26 18:40
The trees are framing well the elephants. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the elephants which are waiting for the tourists. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
ifege (10225) 2011-02-26 20:01
G'day Murray a great elephant photo (although it is a pity one of them wanted to be closer to the sun.
Can you clear up something for me Siem Reab or Reap? There are folders for both (although that is not unusual on TE).
pablominto (53744) 2011-03-02 21:25
It is a colourful scene when the huge beasts line up for photography!
Well framed scene with good details in this exotic scenery from the jungle...
delpeoples (53001) 2011-03-16 4:28
What a beautiful and majestic sight. These elephants are wonderful and the colours they're dressed in so eye-catching. I love the symmetry here and the excellent sharpness. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely evening.