Sriram Janak – Photography

Makhna in musth…

 

 

MUSTH…

 

” excitement , swiftness, odour, love, passion,

complete florescence of the body, wrath , prowess ,

and fearlessness are declared

to the  eight excellences of musth ”

 

~~~ matangalila

Nilakantha

 

 

Makhnas…..are

 

tuskless male elephants….

 

 

 

 

 

During musth the temporal gland

 

of the male swells and secretes a fluid….

 

During this period the males seek out and mate with cows.

 

Musth is sometimes described as

 

” an instinctive desire in the male elephants to fight and even kill, before mating ”

 

 

 

 

 

They are generally

 

big fellows with powerful trunks….

 

 

 

 

A big makhna is generally feared

 

by the members of any herd….

 

 

 

 

They seem to make up in size

 

of body & trunk for the lack of tusks &

 

are generally enormously powerful elephants….

 

 

 

 

It has been recorded that in the case

 

of a fight between a good sized tusker & a makhna…

 

the makhna snapped off one of the tusks of its

 

opponent with its trunk…

 

 

 

 

many males in musth also have a continual discharge or

 

dribble of urine , with damp patches on their hind legs…..

 

 

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8 responses

  1. With respect – what powerful images accompany your info. Lesley

    June 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  2. thank you…

    June 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

  3. narhvalur

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

    June 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  4. Beautiful. 🙂

    June 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm

  5. Ramasamy srk

    superb

    January 25, 2013 at 12:14 am

  6. Beautiful..where was this handsome lad?

    September 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    • Thank you..
      This was in Corbett national park..India

      September 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

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