Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Elephant Fight

Originally uploaded by how3ird.

Going through an old box of negatives, I found a nice neat stack of holders labeled by year and month, with notes on where they were taken. This is my favorite set of action photos from my Peace Corps years, taken at the Elephant Roundup in Surin, Thailand, November 1975. I was hanging around the back of the elephant holding area when two of them got into a fight, broke through the fence and landed on a van parked on the road. Spectators went running for cover, I just kept snapping pictures. Nobody was hurt (the van was empty) but the van was totaled.

Click on the photo to see the whole series.


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