This is Rajan. A 66-year-old Asian elephant and he is the last of his kind. Brought to the Andaman Islands for logging in the 1950s, he and a small group of 10 elephants were brutally forced to learn how to swim in the ocean to bring the logged trees to nearby boats and then eventually swim on to the next island. When logging became banned in 2002, Rajan was out of a job. He lived out his days in harmony among the giant trees he used to haul in India's Andaman Archipelago. Rajan was the last of this group to survive until his death in 2016.
This image is from the artist series "The Last of His Kind”.
An award-winning photographer, Jody MacDonald is no stranger to adventure and exploration in the last untamed corners of the planet. Learn more about Jody MacDonald.