Elephant Art

In the game reserves of the Lowveld Sabi Sand, there are many Marula trees that bare the mark of the African elephant. I have noticed something quite unusual about these sometimes brutal gashes in the trunk of the trees…

By using their tusks, I believe the elephants are creating self portraits. whether this is conscious or unconscious is besides the point, the fact is that nature is fractal and these elephants are talented abstract artists too!