Elephant Drinking

This elephant (Loxodonta africana) seems to have a perfectly round hole through its ear. Elephants visit pans almost as regular as clockwork daily. This herd visited the pan towards mid day, probably the worst time to be doing photography. Their modus operandi is to venture into the ‘cleaner’ water to drink then find another location at the same hole where they bath and generally frolic in the water.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/350sec; ISO-250; 200mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography