Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus) hauling in the forest, Myanmar. A mahout does not hesitate to strike his elephant with the back of an axe to advance it. Sometimes elephants die of exhaustion under severe blows. In the Taungoo area, elephants are used from November to March for skidding trunks of precious trees. In Mying Whai Wynn, mahouts of the Bamas ethnic group go and find Iron Wood and teak in the jungle near their village.
Jean-François Mutzig / Biosphoto
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Shooting date : 2016-01-11
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