Can I use your pool? I bought my trunk! Adorable pictures of baby elephant sipping from private infinity pool
A thirsty elephants proved the need for a different kind of TRUNK when he had a refreshing drink out of a private infinity swimming pool.
Fortunate tourists looked on in awe as the baby giant took massive gulps from the pool.
The thirsty young elephant bull, along with a small herd, found a refreshing drink at Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, which is a ‘suburb’ in the South African bush.
As it was been a dry season there, not many natural rivers are flowing and waterholes are dry, meaning that elephants resort to other methods.
Lucky photographer Villiers Steyn, 33, spotted the elephant taking sips of the cooling liquid and managed to capture some heart-melting pictures.
Villiers, from Hoedspruit, said: “I was leading a private photographic tour for a British guy.
“He just wanted a guide for the morning and afternoon drive, the morning drive was very quiet and hardly any animals were seen.
“When we came back to camp, we heard that the previous day the elephants had come to dink at the pools by the dining area.
“So instead of myself and my guest going to rest and relax, we decided to wait for the elephants to come back, and sure enough, they did.
“I was lying on my stomach about two metres away from the young bull. He was so relaxed.
“At one point he wasn’t even drinking but just sucking and spraying water in my direction, as out of interest
“I waited a lot as this happened throughout the day, and I needed the water to have no ripples for the reflection shot so that took patience too.
“I’m currently stiff from holding my camera so low down, but so worth while. It was so incredible”