For the past 5 years, Carol Buckley has been working with her charity Elephant Aid International (EAI) in Nepal to help the captive and wild elephants in this special part of the world. Having met Carol before, I knew about the chain-free corrals she builds around the world (electric fenced areas) to enable the elephants to roam freely at night), as well as their foot care programme.
I didn't know what such a broad project would look like on the ground, and how I could best capture this work. I needn't have worried.
These photos of Mel Kali are all you need to know about Carol's work in Nepal. After being kept in chains for 70 years, Mel Kali is released to the forest every morning and, if she wants, she returns at sunset, like she is doing here.
She is the biggest elephant success story I have ever met.
Peter Yuen Photography