Este es Rajan. Es un elefante asiático de 60 años y es el último de su especie. Fue trasladado a las islas Andaman (India) para el “aprendizaje”. Él, junto con un pequeño grupo de unos 10 elefantes fueron brutalmente forzados a aprender a nadar en el océano para que pudieran llevar los enormes árboles talados hasta los barcos y después, ir nadando hasta la siguiente isla. Cuando estas prácticas se prohibieron en 2002, Rajan se quedó sin trabajo. Desde entonces ha estado viviendo con un cuidador llamado Nazroo y han pasado juntos 30 años. En vínculo establecido entre ellos es muy fuerte. Rajan es el último de su especie, y probablemente, el último elefante del mundo que nade en un océano.


This is Rajan. He is a 60 years old Asian elephant, and is the last of his kind. He was taken to the Andaman islands (India) for “learning”. He, along with a small group of about 10 elephants were brutally forced to learn how to swim in the ocean so they could carry the huge trees felled to the boats and then swim to the next island. When these practices were banned in 2002, Rajan lost his job. Since then he has been living with a caregiver called Nazroo and they have been living together 30 years. The emotional link between them is very strong. Rajan is the last of his kind, and maybe, the last ocean swimmer elephant of the world. 

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Founder of a free school for slum children Rajesh Kumar Sharma, second from right, and Laxmi Chandra, right, write on black boards, painted on a building wall, at a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. At least 30 children living in the nearby slums have been receiving free education from this school for the last three years.

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vacantlots:

This is a satellite photo of the Ganges. It is a good example of pattern replication in nature. The twisting lines of the rivers are in fact approximate fractals.

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Roofs of the buildings packed with people flying kites on Makarsankranti festival

Surat, India

travelhighlights:

iindia:

Roofs of the buildings packed with people flying kites on Makarsankranti festival

Surat, India