Photo du Jour: An Elephant & His Mahout – Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Elephant in Jaipur Amer Fort

Responding to a command from his mahout while ascending the walkway leading to Fort Amer, an elephant poses for the camera. The practice of offering commercial elephant rides to tourists visiting the Amber Fort is controversial, as discussed here. When I visited the formidable fortress, which was built in the 1590s, I opted to make my approach on foot. Nevertheless, I found the sight of a string of caravanned elephants to be magical.

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Photo du Jour: A Ride Through the Pink City – Jaipur, India

Woman riding bus in Jaipur, India

Even though my maiden voyage to India was nearly four years ago, I vividly remember that first afternoon exploring Jaipur, the so-called ‘Pink City’. With my  new camera in hand, I delighted in capturing images of vibrantly-painted elephants, bus passengers, and motorcyclists as the auto rickshaw I was riding in passed them. Naively, I initially thought I was pretty camouflaged, tucked away under the dark awning of that chugging rickshaw. Yet, the images of these bus passengers flirting with my camera’s lens illustrate that my camera and I instead stuck out like a sore thumb. :)

Man riding bus in Jaipur, India

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