This one I took on our mini safari to see trained monkeys, water buffalos and elephants during our visit in Phuket, Thailand.
"Elephants and mahouts are like brothers, parents and children, and best friends to each other. We must work as a team.''
Karen Mahouts take care of elephants in Thailand and in many cases these men have been with the animal for most of their lives.
The Karen are regarded as the best handlers of elephants due to their relaxed temperament ad their culture includes hundreds of years of experience working with and training elephants.
Hope you like it!
All material used is own stock.