In the Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa, this parade of elephants (Loxodonta Africana), large and small, crowded into a watering hole, and squirted water up and over their heads onto their backs to cool themselves in the equatorial heat of day.


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  • Imi Koetz
    Imi Koetz5 months ago

    Beautiful, Phil……………

  • thanks imi
    they were amazing to see….in total, there were thirty of them that came down to this place…large and small

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi15 months ago

  • tony
    a fun shot of these big beasts

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee5 months ago

    Excellent capture

  • lezvee
    having fun, cooling off, splashing about

    – phil decocco

  • Albert
    Albert5 months ago

    Great work….. Very beautiful ….Cheers!

  • thanks albert,
    they had a grand old time, trumpeting to one another and splashing!

    – phil decocco

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimages5 months ago

    Don’t blame them heading for the cool in this summers heat…
    well done
    Cheers Lee

  • thanks much lee,
    great fun to observe these large animals having some good times together!

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan5 months ago

    Gosh, they’re as happy as, well, elephants in water! Terrific capture, Phil!

  • monnie
    they really were quite playful, splashing about, making lots of noise, and bumping into one another

    – phil decocco

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes5 months ago

    2014/02/07*1 x 24hrs*
    Beautiful capture!

  • maggie
    this was a wonderful afternoon scene….lots of fun watching them

    – phil decocco

    JUSTART5 months ago

    great shot

  • sylvia
    thanks much

    – phil decocco

  • David Clarke
    David Clarke5 months ago

  • david
    thanks for your note

    – phil decocco

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep5 months ago

    Natural and beautiful capture!

  • gena
    this was so much fun watching this crowd enjoying themselves in the water

    – phil decocco

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