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Close Encounters

2013 International Photography Exhibition
"Close Encounters"
Location: Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Photographer: Lahiru Mampitiya
Home Country: Sri Lanka
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "This was taken at an elephant orphanage in central Sri Lanka. I was taking pictures and did not notice that there was an elephant behind me until it was about 15 fifteen from me. Luckily, I had just enough time to turn around and take this shot. This is probably one of my favorite pictures."