Is it a tree?

While driving along a rough track through the Yala Nature Reserve in Sri Lanka, our driver stopped the jeep beside these unusual tree trunks. Before we realised it, the tree trunk moved, grabbing a bunch of branches. The elephant crossed the track right in front of our jeep, munching away while crossing the road.

This is the first post in a trilogy of posts on the wild elephants we encountered in the Yala Nature Reserve.