On 1/26 I had the opportunity to go to the Elephant Nature Park, started in 1995 by a native north Thai woman named Lek. Her vision is for a place that elephants can be elephants, not logging workers or beggers sidekicks… The day was filled with putting pineapples, bananas and watermelons in their trunks for, being close, bathing the, in the river, and of course a few photos. It can be a challenge, balancing ‘being in the moment’ and also capturing the experience to share. Today I am grateful someone else caught this moment, because I had put away the camera to just hang out with this beauty. So grateful.