#6 Oukaukuejo- night visitors

Posted by kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 23 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The young elephants enjoyed playing at the waterhole late at night

During June/July I visited Namibia and South Africa. I took 1000s of photos and will be sharing them for the following months.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

For some reason, I've never thought of elephants at night . .

23 Sep 2014 8:13am

@Ronnie 2¢: I'm sure they don't sleep. In the early hours of the morning I would wake and look down over the waterhole and see a huge heard quietly drinking. For such huge animals they seem to walk on tippy toes.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful image - they look so gentle.

23 Sep 2014 11:58am

@Stephen: I think so too.

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful night light

23 Sep 2014 4:40pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

AWesome! I love it! Best, Adela

23 Sep 2014 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Elephants are so very playful - I'll bet you had a wonderful time watching them!

23 Sep 2014 6:10pm

@Ruthiebear: We had the best time. Special treat was waking in the early hours and seeing a huge herd quietly moving around the waterhole. All seen from my bed - it was amazing.

omid from mashhad, Iran


23 Sep 2014 6:54pm


Canon EOS 7D
1/8 second
ISO 1600
150 mm


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