I didn’t see anything at first.
We had just emerged from the bamboo forest and it was Simon, our driver, who gestured for silence.
Initially only the adult could be made out clearly.
But as she gained confidence and moved closer, we could see the baby beside her.
It was a time of shyness,
And hiding from the sight of strangers,
As with any young child.
Then the magical moment was over. They both retreated back into the forest, as silently as they had arrived
I have seen almost countless numbers of working elephants.
But this was my first sighting of Indian elephants in the wild.