A matriarch, and another female behind her, dusting themselves after bathing.The youngster beneath her abdomen seems not to be enjoying the event. Elephants can suck up a large amount of dust in their trunk, enabling them to blow out a dense cloud. Note the billow coming out of the front one's trunk. They do this to help relieve themselves of insects that like to crawl into the cracks in their skin. [Chobe NP, Botswana].
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].