[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]




   
Feature
Thai Elephants
OCTOBER 2005
Feature Main Page
Photo Gallery
Learn More
Map
Forum
Audio: Elephant Orchestra
Video: Vanishing Giants
Thai Elephants  Photo Gallery Thumbnail 1 Thai Elephants  Photo Gallery Thumbnail 2
Thai Elephants  Photo Gallery Thumbnail 3 Thai Elephants  Photo Gallery Thumbnail 4
Thai Elephants  Photo Gallery Thumbnail 5
Photo captions by Cate Lineberry
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


Thai Elephants  Gallery Photo

4 of 5
Portrait of a Victim
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Severely underweight at 66 pounds (29 kilograms) the day he was born, Tiny and his mother, Paitoon, were immediately brought to the Elephant Hospital in Lampang—the first such hospital in the world. There the baby began to grow and nurse at three months. When he was just six months old, his owner sold him to a mahout, who used him to earn money on the streets. Almost a year later, Tiny was brought back to the hospital, where he died from pneumonia within an hour.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Ektachrome 200
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Early evening
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light mixed with strobe

E-Mail this Page to a Friend