Elephants playing in water-1st Image: Elephants love to wrestle with each other in the water. Two young adult bulls are tusk wrestling. [South Luangwa NP, Zambia].
It is said that Elephants hate the odor of smoke coming from burning elephant dung. This fire was started by one of the native park personnel carelessly dropping a lighted cigarette butt into some elephant dung. Behind the elephants is a watering hole that was drying up, but inspite of the rancid air, these desperately thirsty bulls still hung around.to get some water. [Savuti, Chobe NP, Botswana].
We were sitting in a small boat photographing this bull eating the grass that he had pulled up from the bottom, when the young man (our guide) asked me what I thought of the spectacle. I told him that it had gotten boring--no action! "Boring, is it? I'll change that!", he blurted as he jumped into the shallow water and walked towards the elephant. (see next image). [South Luangwa River, Zambia].