Elephant Mae Tang Park ~ Thailand

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit (for free!) an elephant park in Mae Tang, about an hour drive North of Chiang Mai.

I had never been to elephant parks yet in Thailand so I didn’t really know what to expect. I had a great time with a few other photographers and we had free access to the whole program (plus a special baby elephant bathing show that tourists don’t see).

We had been invited by the park to take photos which would later be used for fundraising to build an Elephant Hospital.

PS: The elephant in the shot is not dead or hurt. Just lying on the ground to let the tourists ride it.

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Duangjai Thanasukolwit

Thought provoking ideas here. Thank you!