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Ellies: Out playing


More elephants. These two are greeting each other in an enthusiastic manner. The one at the back, I am not sure about. One possibility that the elephant phone was previously fixed to that tree. Now this elephant with an urge to make a call, plus this huge memory, is driven to search for the phone against that tree.


The other possibility is that it is looking for a cycada, so that it can hold the insect down and scream into its ear.


It could also be a mother, that has had it with the kids for the day.


Or maybe she is "it" and have to count to 100 in the game of hide-and-seek.



comments (16)

Great fun - elephants are so amazing!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth, they are.
Jolie photo de ces éléphanteaux qui s'amusent.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2016, 06:18
I like your commentary today, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Lisl. Chad thought that the one was snogging the tree.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2016, 06:38
Whatever is going on they all seem happy about it Louis
Louis: They are family, after all.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2016, 06:50
I think the elephant at the background is feeling some itch and likes now to scratch... it is very interesting to observe the different behaviour of the animals. I like your explanation.
Louis: Thank you Philine. It may be a great itch of the trunk.
Hahaha perhaps she was making a trunk call Louis
Louis: Heh, a definite possibility Bill.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2016, 09:29
Haha I like the idea of an elephant telephone attached to the tree. No jungle drums for these up to date guys. Super photo.
Louis: Thank you blackdog. If there is any truth in species evolution, then there should be no reason why elephants can't develop new technology.
I like the one snogging a tree Louis.
Louis: Snogging? My British English keeps on improving, gutteridge. Amorously kissing, was the explanation.
It must be hard to get the bottom of that nose scratched. I think ellie found a way.
Louis: They have all kinds of uses for trees, Mary.
trunk against tree trunk - i do not get to see that often, Louis. kiddos of all kinds have that one common trait of playfulness. another fine shot.
Louis: Maybe it is a trunk call smile After having had enough water, they like to play around, Ayush.
I must admit in documentaries the young ones do seem to be playing with each other.
Louis: Oh, they do a lot of that, Brian.
Having fun, whatever, a nice shot, Louis.
Louis: Elephants love playing, when they are young, Frank.
Great shot, lets hope they all reach maturity and enjoy a long life well away from poachers.
Louis: In this general area, they are supposed to be safe, Martin.
Showing off, no doubt! smile
Louis: That may be a big part of the truth, Tom. Herd animals spend a lot of time determining the pecking order.
They play and the earth moves...
Louis: Absolutely, Larry.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2016, 10:31
What an up-lifting shot, Louis!
Louis: Thank you, Ray. I can watch elephants, busy being elephants, for a long time.

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