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elephants walking thru downtown providence

The circus is in town – which means the elephants made their annual walk from the train station to the downtown arena. I kept my mouth shut and suspended judgement of treating intelligent creatures as performers… I simply tried to document the bizarre sight of these huge and magnificent animals marching down city streets with local architecture in the background. I learned the elephants are all females because they are easier to train and not as temperamental as males.

© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

8 Comments

  1. Jay
    Posted 05.04.12 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Excellent job. I never knew that the elephants walked from the train. I like how you mixed wider shots with close up detail shots.

    • Peter Green
      Posted 05.04.12 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      Thank You, Jay.

  2. Chloe
    Posted 05.05.12 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Love your elephant shots! I was afraid to cross the ramp ; )

    • Peter Green
      Posted 05.05.12 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Chloe, it was very nice meeting you

  3. Jacqui
    Posted 05.14.12 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I went to the circus in D.C. for the past two years with a friend’s children. This year I went with eyes wide open about the numbers of African elephants in the wild and the breeding program for the circus. I don’t think you could pay me any amount to go again. The whole thing is so sad. Your photos speak volumes.

    • Peter Green
      Posted 06.24.12 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your comment, Jacqui

  4. Camille Guigliano
    Posted 05.16.12 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    These are great photos, Peter. I actually studied elephants in Zimbabwe in 1998 and you really captured the essence of these beautiful creatures. The shot of the eye was particularly touching.

    • Peter Green
      Posted 06.24.12 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Camille, that must have been a great adventure for you.

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