THESE are the wonderful images which show an elephant stretching out for food at the top of a tree – just like a giraffe.
The crafty Elephant stretches for it’s dinner.
The pictures show the playful elephant standing upright on its hind legs with its trunk at full stretch reaching out for the pods above.
Corlette Wessels, 42, from Johannesburg, South Africa took these stunning pictures at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, and was stunned to see the hungry elephant playfully finding its food. The mother-of–two said: “It was amazing to see such a majestic animal find such a resourceful way of finding food.
The huge animal looks rather dainty on its tiptoes.
“Elephants do this sometimes to get to the pods high up in the trees. Most of the pods had been eaten by other smaller elephants so this one had to get to the plants right at the very top. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’ve seen similar in print and on TV but never in real life.”
Passionate photographer Corlette, who runs a retail business and took up photography in 2008, said: “I’m not sure whether the elephant was copying a giraffe or not but it did look like one. It was stretching out and reaching for food at the top but there aren’t any giraffes at Mana Pools so I couldn’t say if it was copying a giraffe. It was great to see and nice knowing the elephant could be resourceful looking for food.”