08 April 2010
Elephant and the Rock
This male elephant was photographed at Yala. Usually the bull elephant is a loner. The herd is usually made of female elephants and calves.
There is another variation called ‘Thun path rena’ or three elephants. Some incorrectly identify them as father, mother and child. Actually it is either two female elephants and a calf or a female elephant and two calves. Of course one of the calves is bigger.
The rock far away in the picture is known as Akasa Chethiya, but the renowned name is ‘Elephant Rock' as it looks like an elephant.