07 April 2012

Elephants

Location: Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, N.S.W.


the elephants have a heated night barn in the winter months

aaaaaah, that's SO good, should be able to wash off the straw on top now


 endangered Asian elephants, with as few as 34,000 left in the wild according to Taronga Conservation Society Australia



Read more about Cuddles, the only African elephant residing in an Australian zoo; this one!



great figures don't you think?

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28 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

They're one of my favorites!!! Love the 'bath time' images best...but they're all superb!!!

Pat said...

Great shots of the elephants! They are such amazing animals. I love them.

TexWisGirl said...

just adorable. :)

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of these magnificent animals!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of these wonderful elephanst, love them.

This is Belgium said...

refreshing to meet these elephants while everyone is posting easter eggs !
greetings from brussels,
anni

edenhills said...

Wonderful pictures of the elephants. I thought those statues were real at first~so lifelike.

Frank said...

Magnificant animals.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful pictures of the elephants. I love the ones where they are taking a bath.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh wait! That last photo had me fooled there. I had to look at it a couple of times. Yes, I love the great beasts. I feel bad their freedom is lost but they are safer like this.

collettakay said...

Did she ever get the hay off her head? I love that picture!

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lina@happy family said...

Love seeing all; but my favorites are bathing moments pics :)

Andrew said...

Fantastic to see Carole they are amazing creatures.
My local zoo at Chester (Chester's getting a lot of free publicity from me this week)has a great record for breeding Indian Elephants.
I was born in South Africa (only 2 when I was dragged to the UK) so have always had an interest in African wildlife...Cuddles is so cute.

The Nature Jotter said...

woooow amazing!!

Pia said...

You did a good job capturing this wonderful animals!

Ellie said...

Oh I love these pictures - wonderful shots of these lovely big animals.

Cheryl said...

Great captures of an amazing animal. Those statues are gorgeous.

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for your lovely comments; I love that you enjoy them too!

Colletta: yes the hay came off after the dunking in the bath-tub, see a latter photograph.

Kathy said...

Great photos. I think they were showing off for you!

Filip Demuinck said...

Really love the 3rd picture in the water.

Greetings,
Filip

Betty Roan said...

Great shots, especially the bath scene. At first I thought there was a really bad hair day. lol

Jidhu Jose said...

nice neat shots

I love elephants

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Micha S. said...

Elephants are SO amazing! Thank you for sharing this great pictures!

Vita Stunder said...

Love this serie, but the last one is outstanding!! :)

Halcyon said...

Elephants have always been one of my favorite animals. They're beautiful in my eyes and they seem so gentle. Great shots here. :)

Jan Castle said...

Bath time certainly looks like FUN!
Jan

heyBJK said...

LOL! Love your third shot, Carole! They're all really good.

Tanya said...

ohhh i just love elephants!