KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA: CUTE pictures have caught a baby elephant looking like it is playing a game of peek-a-boo as it struggles to poke its head over the wall. Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com

Peekaboo Elephant

By Mark McConville

CUTE pictures have caught a baby elephant looking like it is playing a game of peek-a-boo as it struggles to poke its head over the wall.

The adorable snaps show the elephant calf attempting to grab a drink of water as its short trunk just about reaches below the surface.

Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com
Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com

Other shots show mum joining her baby as she shows how it’s done and plunges her trunk deep into the water.

Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com
Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com

The images were taken at a reservoir inside Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park in South Africa by guide Robbie Prehn (47).

Robbie Prehn. Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com
Robbie Prehn. Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com

“Elephant calves can be very playful and mischievous when given the chance,” said Robbie.

“I was doing a safari drives with guests when we came across a herd of elephants making their way towards a supply water to one of the camps.

“I knew that they were going to have a drink and I raced to the reservoir parking my vehicle right next to the edge.

Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com
Robbie Prehn / mediadrumworld.com

“It is always better to have animals advance towards you than trying to drive towards them. They feel more confident this way and allow you to get a lot closer.

“I hope that my images portray my love for nature, especially wild animals

“I strive to let the images tell a story.”

 

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