Daily Wanderlust: Morning glow at Elephant Nature Park

Written by on October 14, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Destinations - 16 Comments

One of the best things about my expat life in Thailand is working for Save Elephant Foundation, which supports my most favorite place in the world, Elephant Nature Park.

A perk of my gig is that I get to head the 60 km north once a week or so to take photos, meet reporters and spend time with the elephants, Mr. Lucky, the pups and group of some of the best volunteers I have ever met. And, even better, every now and then I actually stay at the park for more than one day.

This past Friday, I headed up for an overnight visit. That night, I was treated to a spectacular sky that looked like someone threw glitter into the air and it stuck. Above me, I could see the Milkyway shimmer. And, in the morning, I got this.

Where have you seen your most beautiful sunrise?

The sun comes up at Elephant Nature Park

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

16 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: Morning glow at Elephant Nature Park"

  1. Gaelyn October 14, 2012 at 9:28 am · Reply

    Wow, that’s gorgeous.

    My best sunrise ever was in South Africa at Kruger NP.

    Hope you share more elephant photos, they were my favorite animal there.

    • Diana October 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm · Reply

      Thank you! I promise, I have plenty of elephant pics that will get posted!!

  2. Debbie Edmonds October 14, 2012 at 10:29 am · Reply

    I loved that sunrise picture. Thanks for sharing!

    • Diana October 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Reply

      Thank you! It is, quite possibly, my most favorite place on earth!

  3. Krista October 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm · Reply

    Oh my word, that is absolutely glorious!!! How magical and breathtaking. You are so very fortunate. :-) The best sunsets I’ve ever seen are here in Australia. Nearly every night is an absolute wonder. :-)

    • Diana October 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm · Reply

      I can only imagine!!! I would love to see a sunset there!

  4. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures October 15, 2012 at 8:01 am · Reply

    Wow wow wow…I’m on my way over!!!!!! I want to live there.

    • Diana October 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm · Reply

      Come on!! :)

  5. Traveling Crone October 15, 2012 at 8:47 am · Reply

    Will be there in Jan… am so excited. Thank you for that stunning photo.

    • Diana October 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm · Reply

      Wonderful! Let me know your dates so we can meet!

  6. Lindsey October 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm · Reply

    Stunning! I can’t believe your job either. Wanna trade? ;)

    • Diana October 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm · Reply

      I don’t think I would trade this for ANYTHING!! :)

  7. Julika October 26, 2012 at 4:51 am · Reply

    Breathtaking! :)

    • Diana October 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm · Reply

      Love mornings like that at the park!

  8. Ally November 17, 2012 at 3:39 am · Reply

    The best sunrise I’ve seen was at Ranthambore NP in India. The sun was massive, it was amazing

    • Diana November 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Reply

      I LOVE sunrise shots. I would love to see yours!

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