In a captivating scene, a young bull elephant quenched its thirst by taking giant gulps from a private infinity swimming pool at Kambaku River Sands, a Timbavati Private Nature Reserve resort within Kruger National Park, South Africa. The lucky tourists present were amazed by the adorable sight.
Due to the ongoing dry season in the region, many rivers have dried up, forcing elephants to find alternative water sources.
This baby elephant, accompanied by a small herd, found solace in the resort’s pool.
Photographer Villiers Steyn, 33, seized the opportunity to capture heartwarming images of the baby elephant enjoying its drink.
Steyn, who hails from Hoedspruit, described the experience as thrilling and memorable. He led a private photographic tour for a British guest when the encounter occurred.
Steyn and his guest decided to wait for the elephants to return to the pool, having heard about their visit the previous day.
Steyn lay just two meters away as the young bull elephant relaxed and drank from the pool, waiting for the perfect moment to snap his reflection.
Despite the physical strain from holding his camera at such a low angle, Steyn said the incredible experience was well worth it.
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