Swimming with an Elephant in India

Monday, July 8, 2013

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)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to experience something this magical. I can totally spot the smile. Precious!

jayme said...

how incredible is that?! elephants are beautiful and it's now added to my bucket list to swim with an elephant in india!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

omgosh how amazing!!

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Ok, I officially have a bucket list now, and this is right on top. Wow. Elephants are so incredibly beautiful and more spiritual than we ever give them credit for. I've never gotten over how Timba the elephant at Tippi Hedren's animal preserve remembered another elephant it had been in the circus with decade prior--when they were reunited. Beautiful post!

xo Mary Jo

Crafty Lumberjacks said...

That is amazing

Melissa Blake said...

These are awesome!!! Happy Monday, friend!

Mimi said...

not gonna lie, i think i would get too scared... but nevertheless, it looks like a once in a lifetime experience! :D

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Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jayme, incredible indeed!!! I so want to do this too.

Diana Mieczan said...

Mary Jo, I just adore your comment SO much!

Diana Mieczan said...

Mimi:)

Annie said...

WOW!!!!

Reese Carrozzini said...

This is truly amazing Diana! I just can't get over it!

Swimming with sharks and dolphins I've heard of, but elephants - I'm gobsmacked!

Hope you're having a great Monday! xo

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Reese Carrozzini said...

oops...what day am I on....I meant Wednesday :-).

Diana Mieczan said...

Annie:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Reese, happy Wednesday to you too, lovely. Btw: I am totally smitten with this too.

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