Photo: The elegance of an elephant

106 of 1612

Add grace to the many traits possessed by the pulchritudinous pachyderm.

Elephants – they're huge and galumphing, they have thick skin and the ever-odd (and wonderful) dangling appendage known as a trunk. We know them as exquisite animals – smart, social, sympathetic and impossibly charming – but they are also undeniably elegant, as seen in this wonderful shot taken by Flickr member bjo59 at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. With trunk raised high and back legs positioned like a starlet posing on the red carpet, this beauty is an elephant we may never forget!

Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.

106 of 1612

More Slideshows