The Andaman Islands are located in the Indian Ocean between India and Myanmar. Only 27 of the 500 islands of the archipelago are inhabited, and the main source of income of the people has become forestry. Because of that the elephants are very important here. They do the basic job of transporting timber.

French photographer Olivier Blaise took two elephants Sarasu and Chandi to swim underwater. Both belong to a wealthy landowner on one of the islands. Elephants can be working on several islands, and they have been taught to swim from one island to another.

My dog resting on my leg already beaten up by sleepyness around 11:30 pm…

My dog resting on my leg already beaten up by sleepyness around 11:30 pm…

Mama, You Been On My Mind


Jeff Buckley - Mama You’ve Been On My Mind


Perhaps it’s the color of the sun cut flat
An’ cov’rin’ the crossroads I’m standing at,
Or maybe it’s the weather or something like that,
But mama, you been on my mind.

I don’t mean trouble, please don’t put me down, don’t get upset,
I am not pleading or saying that “I can’t forget you.”
I do not walk the floor bowed down and bent, but yet,
Mama, you been on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow,
Where you been don’t bother me nor bring me down in sorrow.
I don’t even mind who you’ll be waking with tomorrow,
But mama, you’re just on my mind.

I am not askin’ you to say words like “yes” or “no,”
Please understand me, I have no place I’m callin’ you to go.
I’m just whispering to myself so I can pretend that I don’t know,
Mama, you been on my mind.

When you wake up in the mornin’ and look inside your mirror,
You know I won’t be next to you, no, I won’t be near.
I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind.