Manoj Shah

Camera: Canon 1DX



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Description: Two adolescent male elephants are sparring (play fighting) as a bonding ritual. The intertwining of the trunks around the twig becomes a metaphor of their friendship and love within the herd.

Story from behind the lens: There is much to learn from elephants, how they raise their offsprings to the dynamics of family. They have such a peaceful loving way of being that makes us humans look petty and selfish. This picture to me has so much poetry and beauty that I want to share their ways to the world.