Tusks and Trunk....

October 20, 2010

We saw this beautiful tusker (probably about 35 years old)…on the banks of the backwaters of the Kabini, as we took our evening boat ride yesterday…

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and I wanted to document the amazing agility and delicacy of the way the trunk works….

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vac water ele 191010 elephant reeds 2 191010 ele water 4 191010 elephant feeding 3 191010 kabini Here are a few videos of the elephants, eating, drinking, and generally being:

What a wonderful thing that trunk is…the soft moving curves contrast so well with the hard, immobile curves of the tusks.