Welcome to share a day in the life of the average African elephant (Loxodonta africana) living in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. This female elephant is vigorously shaking a winterthorn three (Faidherbia albida) to make the delicious pods fall out on the ground so she can eat them: elephants consider these pods as a real delicacy.
At the end of the dry season, all waterholes in the region tend to dry out or at least become very muddy. To protect them from the heat and the burning sun, elephants like to cover themselves in mud. It makes for a pretty portrait...
Mother and baby crossing the river in the late afternoon. The young one is anxious to keep up and stay close to its mother because the river can hold lots of unknown danger.
Muddy playgrounds galore to play in as a youngster !
Impressive woods are dwarfing this huge animal; nature can really make you feel humble !