Elephant Polo Tournament

Updated On Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST
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A tourist sits on an elephant's trunk during the opening of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km south of Bangkok. The match saw 16 international teams with 50 Thai elephants participating. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A tourist sits on an elephant's trunk during the opening of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km south of Bangkok. The match saw 16 international teams with 50 Thai elephants participating. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A player from the Audemars Piguet Team hits a ball into goal during the opening match of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A player from the Audemars Piguet Team hits a ball into goal during the opening match of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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Elephants are offered food during the opening of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

Elephants are offered food during the opening of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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An elephant sprays water on itself before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

An elephant sprays water on itself before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A Buddhist monk blesses elephants during the opening the the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A Buddhist monk blesses elephants during the opening the the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A mahout checks polo mallets before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A mahout checks polo mallets before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A player from the Nellies Team (L) challenges a player from the Rueng Chang Team during the opening match of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A player from the Nellies Team (L) challenges a player from the Rueng Chang Team during the opening match of the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A polo player from the Elephant Story team (brown) fights for the ball with a member of the Nellies team (pink) during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A polo player from the Elephant Story team (brown) fights for the ball with a member of the Nellies team (pink) during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

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Elephants eat fruit during a fruits buffet as part of the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

Elephants eat fruit during a fruits buffet as part of the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

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Mahouts rest with their their elephants before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

Mahouts rest with their their elephants before a match during the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua-Hin, some 160 km (99 miles) south of Bangkok. Reuters photo/Sukree Sukplang

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A polo player from the Elephant Story team (brown) fights for the ball with a member of the Nellies team (pink) during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 13, 2012 04:15 PM IST

A polo player from the Elephant Story team (brown) fights for the ball with a member of the Nellies team (pink) during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin. AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

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