A herd of elephants slowly made its way over the Ol Choro Conservancy Savannah as we sat in our vehicle by this acacia tree.
They were roughly heading in our direction, so we decided to sit tight hoping to photograph them as they approached. But, a closer look at the tree gave us an alternative plan. One side of the tree had a much smoother and polished feel to the bark, so we quickly moved a short distance away.
As the herd got closer, one elephant broke off and walked towards the tree.
Just like humans, elephants also need relief from parasites like flies and ticks and as we suspected, we had found a well-used scratching post!