Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Elephants can be trained to do many things, and I will write more in my next post. Here’s a teaser – an elephant painting. Actually, we were told elephants are trained to paint and they paint from memory. Nonetheless, the end result is something the elephant created with a little help.

What struck me was the absolute precision with which this elephant painted his work of art. Another elephant at the other end of the field was dabbing colors seemingly randomly on his easel. Do the different techniques reflect the elephant’s personality, or the mahout’s?

Here’s the satisfied elephant taking a victory lap after finishing his masterpiece.