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I always found it amazing to see how people in Sri Lanka (and some other countries) use the elephant in their daily life occupations.
They are quit exceptional creatures as I feel that within their enormous body, they always try to maintain certain elegance.
Quit a number of elephants were taking a lovely afternoon bath in the river while enjoying the bright sunshine. Often, they get very pampered being scrubbed on the back by their guardians. Other caretakers just wait until the elephant has finished his beauty wash, like this patient elephant man.
I like this young elephant and his interesting posture as he tries to lift his whole body out of the water. It seems as if an almost seductive smile on his face is going into my direction.

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