If it hadn't have been for your words of encouragement I wouldn't have shared these last two, even though I really like these three as a series. So, many thanks to all of you who expressed your appreciation, as I very much enjoyed sharing them them all with you and reading your comments and kind words :^)
Oh, on the off chance anyone's looking at this and scratching their heads: You're looking at a close-up of Asian Elephant skin; the skin is this beautiful colour as the Elephants like to roll themselves in wet, muddy patches, then when it dries on their skin it protects them from the harsh rays of sunlight over here. This is one of the Asian Elephants up at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi, Thailand, which is where I have the pleasure of working.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead :^)