Vanishing Giants - Elephants of Asia is a collection of extraordinary images that provoke, intrigue, and enthrall. Palani Mohan devoted six years and traveled to 11 Asian countries to create this intimate glimpse into the world of the Asian elephant, a creature which—even as its African cousin flourishes—is threatened as never before.
But this is far more than simply a book of elephant photographs. Rather, it's a tale of two species; that of the elephant, and the humans with which it shares its abodes. It's a love story, and a war story, a history of animosity and attraction, a study of shattered symbiosis. For all through Asia, it seems, a love-hate relationship thrives where elephants and humans co-exist.
Palani Mohan was born in Chennai, India, and moved to Australia as a child. His photographic career began 20 years ago at the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and since then he has been based in London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and now Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mohan’s work is regularly featured in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers, and he has published three photographic books.
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