Ever since I spotted Rajan, the adorable swimming elephant, I've been daydreaming about taking a dip with one of those beautifully-calm mammals. There is something so darn endearing about them, isn't there? I simply can't stop looking at those creatures feeling oh-so wonderfully blissful and breezy under the water, while they are much more mellow on the ground.
So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Claudia's photographs. She is a British based photographer who braved the India waters with this gentle giant who seemed to enjoy the splash. She even managed to capture his huge grin from ear to ear and the free spirit he embraced as soon as he dived in. He really looks like he is having the time of his life, doesn't he? Would you be brave enough to swim with an elephant? xo
P.S: Plus, this awesome elephant nursery in Kenya.
P.P.S: And this cool whale!
(via My Modern Met. Photos by Jody MacDonald, Claudia Legge)