Elephants drinking

Elephant herd drink at Pondoro

The hot, dry weather of the summer so far brought with it some wonderful photographic opportunities. Animals would gather at the watering holes to cool down and take a break from the smoldering midday heat. I managed to catch elephants drinking and bathing at a few of our dams during the past week. I love stopping at a dam before the imminent arrival of a breeding herd and watch their excitement building as they approach. Slow and orderly would surely turn into a rush of movement with the calves usually leading the way as they run in that curious head bobbing, ears flapping manner so typical of elephants. They can drink 150 liters of water at a time, sucking up to 15 liters into their trunks. A bath or swim would often be next on the agenda.

Elephants play at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Elephants at Pondoro Safari Lodge

 

Elephant herd drink at Pondoro

 

Elephant bull at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Elephants at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Elephants at Pondoro Game Lodge

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