Swimming at the Watering-Hole

Sunday Photo Fiction – May 13, 2018

May 12, 2018
Author By Susan
Posted in Photo Fiction
Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt (giving proper credit to the photographer of course!) on your blog and use the InLinkz froggy icon below to add your story to the SPF collection. While you are there, take time to read and comment on some of the other stories. I know you will not be disappointed. It’s that simple!


They Drink and Swim in the watering hole

They come in from the east, about half a mile away. Two ponds are their destination. Most of the time they bypass the larger of the two, much preferring to drink from the smaller, but today they stopped at the largest pond.

About half of the adult elephants walked right into the water. Two of the largest didn’t stop, submerging until just a bit of their trunk broke the surface. But most of the ones in the water only went in up to their knees. Those that remained on shore stood by, drinking and watching the juveniles that preferred to just splash along the shore.

Somehow they all decided it they had enough, it was just before the sun came out from behind the clouds that the elephant heard regrouped and began to wander eastward back toward the trees. Only a few birds remained at the watering holes. In five minutes they were out of sight. Only birds remained.


The photography this week is by C.E. Ayr

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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