In the river.

Polaroid 180 & Choco.


Day 3, No. 1.

  • Daniel Gonzalez Fuster 3y

    looks like a scene from a movie, it seems that there is a full story behind ...
  • caballosblancos 3y

    Actually, there's quite a sad story behind it.

    We went to an elephant sanctuary where elephants are rescued from the logging and begging industries... Some of them had suffered such hideous maltreatment (blinding, broken limbs, etc).

    But only half an hour after I took this one of the guys who looks after the elephants (a Mahout) drowned in the river while taking his elephant down to wash. He was taken by the current, couldn't swim... None of his colleagues could get to him in time...
  • The Gentleman Amateur 3y

    Jesus. What a sad story.

    I was going to write a quip about 'panning for Polaroid gold', but it seems wrong now...
  • caballosblancos 3y

    Yes, terribly sad. He'd only worked there a month or so - had come down from the mountains near Burma I think.
  • juergen modis 3y

  • Rhiannon Adam 3y

    Gorgeous photograph but depressing story...
  • marion (milky soldier) 3y

    Very moving...
  • empire of light 3y

    Incredible shot!!! Sad story though...
  • Leonie Poot 3y

    Pretty intense...both the image and the story.
  • abdukted1456 3y

    Sorry to hear about that, but it is a wonderful photo. Somehow it does have a sense of sadness to it nonetheless.
  • daveotuttle 3y

    looks like an image from the early 1920's. instant classic.
    hauntingly beautiful.
  • Daniel Gonzalez Fuster 3y

    truly a sad story ... sorry for this, and in any case thank you for sharing this and your beautiful pictures
  • caballosblancos 3y

    Thanks for all your kinds words, and I didn't mean to depress everyone...
  • Ben 3y

    Quite an emotional image. And Beautiful.
  • joyzipper 3y

  • Jessica Hibbard 3y

    oh my effing lord.
  • emilie 3y

    both the photo and the story leave me speechless.
104 faves
Taken on August 15, 2012
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 4 groups
This photo is in 3 albums

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context