African Elephant

by Ray July. 05, 2010 3877 views

This was a good day and time to be at the zoo. It was HOT and I was able to catch an elephant covering himself with mud to avoid burning in the sun.

Here he was fanning his ears. The large amount of blood that flows through he ears is cool by the air and helps to cool his body.

He creates a turbulence with his trunk and legs.

Notice the muddy water shooting from his trunk. Enlarge to get a better view.

My… what big ears you have!

My… what big everything you have!

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Ray 6 years, 10 months ago

I agree! Thanks for your visit.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Bhim 6 years, 10 months ago

if Ele's r free, photo capture not easy. yr pics like tour of nature. thanks

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 10 months ago

Great set!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 10 months ago

at least this one doesn't have a crazy hair or beautiful teeth to make us envy!
super nice series ;)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Bglory 6 years, 10 months ago

Nice set man!the last shot is beautiful, amazing animal!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 10 months ago

The elephant listened: always use sunscreen!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Saku 6 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful set!!! (Especially #4, 5 and your explanation. This is the first time for me to see these views.Thank you for sharing!!!)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 10 months ago

Very nice shots, great series!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 10 months ago

Great set Ray! the last shot is really cool!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 10 months ago

The last one pleases me: I like the lashes of the pachyderm

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 10 months ago

Great shots and what fun seeing them covering themselves with mud!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 10 months ago

Oh my gosh, I love elephants! You must have had so much fun shooting him.....really nice post!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Becky 6 years, 10 months ago

Really love the last one! I never know their lashes where so long.
What zoo?

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

So real I can smell the elephant!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Joe 6 years, 10 months ago

Good shots, Ray. Thanks for sharing. Like the last shot.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

These look great to me, Ray. You caught him doing his regular activities - and the clarity of the skin in the last shot is amazing! Neat set!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ray 6 years, 10 months ago

I noticed that some of these didn't transfer with the best results. I don't know why, but I don't have time now to remedy. I'm off to work! Maybe a fix up in the morning.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
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