Location: Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 23rd November 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Sadly never saw these, but the road from Lahad Datu to the Danum Valley Field Center was really covered with fairly fresh dung like this once you get out of the oil palm
This is a Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Did not find this subspecies in the iNaturalist taxonomy.
Three of the five Asian Elephants I was able to study for four weeks. Mah Nah, the individual on the right is pregnant and looking to the matriarch, Tong Dee, for support during a pre-labor pain. Hence they are touching trunks. Mah Nah's 3 year old son, Bpmee Mai is also in the picture, but he's hidden behind his mother.
I wanted to post this picture to show the social nature of Asian Elephants. Though the two adults are not related, they have still formed a strong bond after living together or several years.
These elephants belong to villagers living in Huay Pakoot, Thailand. They are part of a semi-wild herd.
Cameratrap photo. Date set wrongly in device.
Note: Year marked wrongly as 2012 in the device.
The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.