Saturday, November 24, 2012

Camera Critters: Methai







Elephant Eye
Asian Elephant - Eye of Methai -- Houston Zoo


"I often ask myself at what point can a man and a beast that cannot talk recognize each other.
From the early paradise, at the dawn of creation, runs the path where their hearts meet.
Although their connection has long been forgotten,
traces of their continuing association has not been erased.
And, suddenly, in a wordless harmony,
a dim memory awakens and the beast looks on the face of the man with tender trust
and the man casts his eyes upon the beast with an amused tenderness.
It is as if two friends, both wearing masks, meet
and vaguely recognize each other through their disguises."
~ Rabindranath Tagore


Camera Critters



Wishing YOU well and much joy.


18 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love the header, reminds me of years goene by, and the poem with elephant...sweet!~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the idea of our hearts meeting on the same path with animals.

edenhills said...

What a beautiful creature!

Pondside said...

Recognition between the species - a wonderful thing! I love your photo.
I opened your post to see that great header - I depend on your headers to make me smile with the changing seasons!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh this is a very cool post, Snap!

Gary said...

What a great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photo and quote.

Phil said...

Nice poem Snap. Man and beast from the same origins.

Monica said...

Great shot!
:)

DeniseinVA said...

A sweet photo :) I love your header photo too.

TexWisGirl said...

if only i looked that good in wrinkles. :)

ladyfi said...

What an amazing shot. That eye looks so kindly.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful close-up viewing of an elephant.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Hanne Bente

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

finde die haben immer so einen traurigen Augenausdruck..

LG vom katerchen

Andrea said...

It is amazing that its eyes are so sad, maybe it is in the zoo or making jobs for human, i wonder if the free elephants also have those expressions in their eyes! I haven't seen elephants in the wild so i can't compare! Thanks for visiting my site, i hope you drop by again. By the way, i love the things you wrote on your profile, haha!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good evening Snap, What beautiful words. It is sad to know that the elephant is in a zoo. I have seen elephants when I visited India, next time I will have to look into their eyes to see if they are as sad as the one in the photo. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

Huldra said...

What a beauty of a beast :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

There is such depth of sadness in the droop of this beautiful creature's eyes. I hope people in Houston will try to influence the zoo to stop keeping elephants.