Mahout and Elephant by Steve Bulford


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Mahout on his elephant emerging from the aptly called elephant grass whilst on the look-out for tigers early one morning.

(Bandhavgarh National Park – India)



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  • Erin Lyall
    Erin Lyallover 6 years ago

    Wow.. what an amazing shot!

  • greenfrog153
    greenfrog153over 6 years ago

    Great capture Steve.

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    Wonderful Steve. I dont understand they actually hunt for tigers or is it an attempt to scare them away from the park? What is the go?

  • Hi Salsbells69
    Sorry, what I meant was they are on the look-out for tigers! I will change the description to read a bit clearer.
    Steve :-)

    – Steve Bulford

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    Thanks for clarifying~! I have seen an email of a tiger attacking a mahout on a similar thing. The tiger came out of the grass and caught him by surpise. You may have seen it or heard about it. It wasnt a nice ending for the mahout unfortunately. Dangerous Gig.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago


  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Marvellous shot!

  • wolfman
    wolfmanover 6 years ago

    top shot man

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    Now this is excellent- a story behind this!

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Incredible Steve

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great image brilliant

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