Gold 2019 / Nature / Wildlife

The Sage Elephant

  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife, 2nd Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Felipe Queriquelli

I was traveling in Laos in order to know more about the Buddhist culture and also the Asian Elephants. Then, I decide to go the Elephant Village, located two and half hours from Luang Prabang. I stayed there for two nights. One night I was walking calmly through the forest, when I heard some steps and the sound of grass being chewed, then I look behind me and suddenly, he was there, a gentle and big young male. He stops in front of me, I step two feet back, I got my camera nicely that was hanging in my neck and I took a few pictures of him. Then stop and I start to look into his eyes.