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Gajendra Moksha

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Photo by Johan Opperman, taken at Orpen Dam, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Vishnu did not arrive in person, but the rest of the herd came and rescued the baby elephant.

Update [2012-08-31]: Found another version apparently at “the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park” in Zambia, via here and here, etc. (Couldn’t get the above photo to not appear in this gallery; ignore that one.)

Written by S

Sun, 2010-11-14 at 13:03:08

Posted in funny

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  1. This reminds be of “The Battle at Kruger” –



    Mon, 2010-11-15 at 08:10:05

  2. Damn I wish there was a video or something. This is amazing!


    Mon, 2010-11-15 at 08:59:41

    • See the video Pratish linked to; it’s more than a substitute. :-)


      Tue, 2010-11-23 at 12:27:16

  3. I do hope the title is not lost on the readers :D
    The copy of Gajendra Moksha that I own has very nearly the same scene as the one in the post. Only Garuda and Vishnu missing from the scene here.


    Mon, 2010-11-15 at 09:05:16

    • I guess they’ve not yet arrived. :-)


      Tue, 2010-11-23 at 12:28:16

  4. Great photo!


    Mon, 2010-11-15 at 17:31:32

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