|Habarana district - a pretty view of the local tank (reservoir) from the elephant stables|
|100Rs (90c) for a lovely bunch of sugar bananas|
|Note the Chameleon atop the central upright.|
|My portrait of the elephant mahout (EF24mm at f2.8)|
|Nat's EF105mm, f4 portrait of the mahout|
|While waiting for Raja to be ready for our ride, another elephant loaded up with four very large French people. |
It took ten minutes to lower them into place on the metal saddle.
It was hilarious to watch.
|The mahout, whose job it is to guide the elephant, found loading the four fatties very funny. |
I felt sorry for the elephant.
|Weird to think you are sticking ther banana into their noses but the system worked well. Raja simply flipped the banana in a 180 degree hook into his mouth.|
|At one point Raja the elephant slowed and started munching on a tree at the roadside.|