Benty Sharney mounts his elephant in the stable where they are kept. Mahouts, or elephant keepers, are commonly family professions, and the trainers are assigned an elephant early in its life. They remain bonded to each other throughout their lives. Elephants are the center of attention during Jaipur’s Elephant Festival, celebrated during Holi. They are decorated with paint and ornaments, and the most beautiful elephants earn prizes.
- 130326_Sinclair_IndiaFestivals_017_print-final copy.jpg
- © Stephanie Sinclair
- Image Size
- 5760x3840 / 15.8MB