Fade To Grey

Two hundred years ago there were an estimated 50,000 elephants in Laos. Now there are just 700. Albert Leeflang’s photographs document the last vestiges of a magnificent species. Words: Melody Kemp. Dateline Vientiane: Only in Bali can one roll off a massage table smelling of frangipani, onto the back of an elephant. Well almost. I was still living in Indonesia when in 1998 the Elephant Safari Camp was established in Taro. The camp, like a lot of Bali, has become burnished with tourist luxury; in this case removing all vestiges of the wilderness still home to the last of the … Continue reading Fade To Grey