August 12, 2019
- as seen by -Gail Rogers
African elephants have several adaptations that help them survive. They can flap their large ears to help them cool down in the hot African climate. Their ivory tusks are used for protection and rooting for food. And their trunks serve as a tool to get food and water.
Elephants also use their trunks to spray water and dirt on their bodies to keep cool and as sun protection. This is one of my favorite shots from my trip to Africa.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The photo above was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s Surprises assignment. Congratulations!