Photos by Projjwal Pohland

 

Sri Chinmoy lifts nine mature elephants, all weighing more than 4,000 lbs., including the heaviest elephant he ever lifted – an 8,046 lb. female carrying a mahout and the apparatus for a total of 8,622 lbs. – using a calf-raise machine with a ground platform at the Mae Taeng Elephant Park in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.