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By yelnats
I was looking through my non orchid images, 'cos you are probably getting tired of nothing but orchids, and came upon this.
The elephants are taken from a sanctuary every day to the river to bathe. This unfortunate elephant is as a result of a landmine in the ongoing dispute between the sri lankan government and tamil tigers.
She was tolerated by the other elephants, but was definately at the back of the "pecking order" for food and attention.

Tags: Photo journalism Elephant Sri lanka Injured Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlanBW, fishy2, cats_123 and 18 more



AlanBW 17 20 England
28 Mar 2008 6:43PM
Very poignant image, made all the more so by your moving narrative - I saw similar injuries to elephants in Cambodia, a very sad sight
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
28 Mar 2008 7:03PM
very sad. we're hoping to get there later this year..better not show my wife!

luxaeternam 15 21 1
28 Mar 2008 7:04PM
What a shame. Very moving. Thanks for sharing.
Smile Lucy
gerrymac 15 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 7:09PM
So sad,very poignant...
Silverzone 15 2 England
28 Mar 2008 9:04PM
Highlights a worldwide problem, the maiming of innocents. Sylvia
goso 16 2 1 Australia
28 Mar 2008 9:58PM
Let's hope he/she is still enjoying life - very poignant shot - well taken.........Bill
nickyv32 15 135 England
28 Mar 2008 11:11PM
Such a sad sight, good photo though.

User_Removed 15 78 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 11:37PM
Very sad image.. sorry you had to see it.. but a reality to mans brief sad existance
Mavis 21 143 2 England
29 Mar 2008 8:41AM
A fine photo with a sad narrative .
MickyMc 15 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2008 9:44AM
Very moving indeed
Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
29 Mar 2008 5:49PM
A very moving image which highlights this poor creature's plight
thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
29 Mar 2008 10:22PM
Very emotive and evocative image,the things people do to each other and through that to animals too.take care,AnnSmile

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