KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer

Elephants Drill for Water

Elephants can go up to four days without water, but better to have it, right? They can smell water from 5 km and can drink about 200 litres of water a day. A ...
Read more

Elephants can go up to four days without water, but better to have it, right? They can smell water from 5 km and can drink about 200 litres of water a day. A “dry” riverbed doesn’t fool them if they smell water, so they use their powerful trunks to dig through the sand to water. Then they use their trunks to suck up the water and drop it in their mouths.

I was thrilled to see a large herd doing this. The babies, of course, have to be taught by the others and, as you can see in this photograph, sometimes used Mama’s already drilled holes. Which were awfully deep for their baby trunks. See this baby kneeling to make the most of its trunk.


Read less

Views

152

Likes

Awards

Peer Award
Free-Spirit ahuffaker alincota Livelyg marlenekamfer americorocha StanVG +11
Top Choice
mcampi JDay AnneDphotography MichelleGardner66 RevMarc_0713
Superb Composition
Loekie gallmese edrobson Dacemac
All Star
colinroberts Dave324 estercastillo08
Virtuoso
GigiJim08 nina050
Magnificent Capture
bobbytaylor71 Elyzabeth
Absolute Masterpiece
morriskleyman CURUTCHET
Superior Skill
lizziemellis

Emotions

Impressed
estercastillo08

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

The Family Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 20 class
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


6 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 06, 2018
This is just superb! Wow!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer October 28, 2018
It was an amazing sight!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 25, 2018
Wow so amazing. I love these!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer October 28, 2018
I was SO fortunate to see them!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 28, 2018
That baby is so sweet! He's got his trunk right in there! I had no idea they did this.
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer October 28, 2018
I'd heard about it on National Geographic, but was thrilled to see it!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 28, 2018
Voted Unique Sceneries :)
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer October 28, 2018
Thank you, mon amie!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 30, 2018
Excellent capture of this herd of elephants well done:-)
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer October 31, 2018
Thanks, Lizzie. I'd heard about this and am so happy we came upon it!
estercastillo08
 
super view !!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Feb 28
Thank you, Ester!

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all