Picture 17 of 28

© Alan Smith

Pose: The nearest an elephant can come to a crow pose

Where: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa


This young bull wanted access to a small waterhole in the middle of the drought that affected parts of South Africa last year. The other young elephant refused to move so the bull climbed over it to reach the water. Once there, the bull proceeded to try and kick the other one in the face. Being elephants, this all took place in slow motion and without a lot of force, but it did make for some excellent elephant yoga displays!