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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

smiling?

this picture was supposed to be on yesterdays post but, well, y'know -
just didnt work out.
Anyhow, yesterday, I was looking at this elephant wondering if those
were smile lines?
shortly after the picture was taken she turned and chased us down the
track so i guess not?

23 comments:

Angela said...

She definitely looks like smiling! And who knows, perhaps this chasing was her idea of a fun day? Lovely close-up photo. I so wish I could listen to what elephants talk among themselves. And my ducks! But what would I get to hear?

Rob Inukshuk said...

What ever they're from, she's beautiful, if a little grumpy!

Lyn said...

Elephants are my absolute favourite animals and I am hoping to fulfill my dream of seeing one in its natural habitat when I go to Kenya in a few weeks. LOVE the pic ... and the snippet of your little adventure.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Perhaps she smiles when she finds someone with whom she can play tag!

Elephants are the most amazing creatures. I adore them.

pink dogwood said...

She is just adorable :)

Choices said...

Perhasp she was smiling until she saw you were near. Such a great shot. How did you ever get that close?

Susan Erickson said...

Ellie is adorable...she looks like she might be hard to outrun though. An elephant breathing down my neck might make me a bit nervous.....

Lori ann said...

She's a beauty, great shot Val. I believe she was smiling even as she charged (mock?) at you. Oh i know I would be smiling right along with her! exciting.

Janet said...

Laughter lines not wrinkles - makes me feel much better

xxx

Sciarada said...

I smile with the elephant! A beautiful pic.

Charl said...

Beautiful detailed picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Fire Byrd said...

smile lines defintately!
no botox for this beauty.
xx

Val said...

Angela - i think you are right - elephant humour indeed! x

Rob - beautiful i agree - even though...

Lyn - have a fabulous Kenya safari!

Bonnie - yes i think so - on both :-)

Pink Dogwood - indeed!

Val said...

Choices - a big lens helped :-)

Susan - yup eles can do scary for sure

Lori - i think she was smiling in anticipation :-) x

Janet - Laughter lines of course!! x

Sciarada - hello and thanks!

Charl - thanks for visiting

Fire Byrd - omg elephants with botox - now there is a thought :) :)

thanks dear bloggy pals for the visits and comments
xxxV

Kristin said...

I agree - it's a lot easier to smile when there's someone with whom to play.

Susan Erickson said...

sure , she is smiling...some good sport just arived on the scene....nothing like a good chase to cheer up an elephant!

karen said...

Lovely elephant face! Great story earlier about the monkeys and the leopard painting :). Great to see you the other day - have a fabulous weekend x

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Oh definitely smile lines, the chasing is part of her idea of fun! ;-)

Reya Mellicker said...

OMG. She might have been smiling as she chased you down the road, but I bet you weren't!! Or were you?

Val said...

it was hard to see if she was still smiling when she gave chase as she ahd her head down - but i think you are right! elephant fun is huge :-)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

great close up shot... looks like fun
~laura

LindyLouMac said...

Good morning Val. I am introducing myself and visiting your blog as I am a fellow contributor to the fun new collective Beautiful World.
Reading your blog today I can see that your photos are going to be great. What a wonderful life you appear to lead.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have just found you thanks to Wonderful World. I have seen much of Africa from Algiers to the Cape, but never made it to Chobe sadly. I would still like to go there but costs...... The closest I got, is Wankie to the East and Francistown and Gabs to the South.
Love this picture, I will be back. Diane