The elephant of surprise! Adorable elephant submerges himself completely underwater – using his trunk as a snorkel

Now that’s what you call the elephant of surprise! This adorable elephant managed to hide himself almost completely after submerging himself in a lake….using his trunk as a snorkel.

The elephant joined his pals at the watering hole in the blistering African heat before diving into the water to cool down.

The elephant comes up from the water

The elephant comes up from the water

As he splashed and frolicked happily in the water, he decided to take the plunge and try his hand at snorkelling.

The adorable pictures were taken by French photographers Laurent Renaud, 57, and Dominique Haution, 56, at the Chobe River in Botswana.

The elephants trunk sticks out of the water

The elephants trunk sticks out of the water

Dominique said: “The elephant waded into the water and immediately went under.

“It was so funny when it put its trunk up in the air as the snorkel.

“He was bathing for around 20 minutes. He was throwing himself around like a young calf – it was really cute to see!”

The elephant joined his pals at the watering hole

The elephant joined his pals at the watering hole

As he splashed and frolicked happily in the water, he decided to take the plunge and try his hand at snorkelling

As he splashed and frolicked happily in the water, he decided to take the plunge and try his hand at snorkelling