It’s the real-life mowgli! Farmer and son relax after hard day’s work

This boy is a real-life Mowgli – relaxing in the jungle with an elephant and a buffalo after a hard day’s work.

In a scene almost straight out of the Disney classic Jungle Book, Varee Jundang forgot all about his worries and strife with dad Jumrush Jandang and the animals.

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After catching a pot full of water playfully tossed to him by his father on the back of a buffalo, the youngster then lay down on a baby elephant and read a comic book.

Jumrush is teaching his son to be a farmer in a rural area near the city of Nong Khai in Thailand, which involves plenty of hard physical work.

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Photographer Visoot Uthairam, 40, captured the pair relaxing at the end of a long day.

Visoot, from Nong Khai, said: “The pictures are actually of relaxation after a long day of hard work, but it almost looks like a scene of the classic Jungle Book.

“Farming has been the main occupation for Thai people for a long time, and this shows how they relax.

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“The container is an interesting piece of craftwork made by Thai people and the father filled it with water to tease his son when he threw it.

“As a career, farming doesn’t make you rich but I still think it’s praiseworthy and worth documenting.

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“It’s being overlooked as an occupation by the younger generation even though it is the main job people do in rural areas.

“It’s such a shame as it’s a noble profession and Thailand is so beautiful.”