The elephants in Namibia’s Damaraland are smaller than the typical African elephant. They survive on a more limited diet and have to migrate for miles to drink at desert waterholes. However, they have adapted to this harsher way of life and can live up to three days without water.
They are herbivores – browsing animals that survive on desert brush and trees.
Although not a separate species, they have evolved to have larger feet which help them travel miles across the desert to find water.
Sometimes food is sparse….
…and the terrain is always rugged.
But these elephants are hardy and determined.
A herd gathers together in the afternoon.
Two elephants descend over a hillside to join the herd as the sun sets.
Those photos are wonderful.
Thank you so much, Lynette. I just loved seeing those creatures!
Thank you, Cindy! It was a special afternoon being with those elephants.
Stunning captures! Such a beautiful animal!
Thank you, Donna….yes, so beautiful.
They certainly are hardy! The drought is very severe there now.
Great shots.. really amazing. And what a great adaptability!
Thank you! Yes, I hope the drought there lets up soon.
Wonderful photos of elephants in a different environment than we usually see. I would love to know more about them. Thank you for sharing!❤️