It's bath time but with a difference as this huge elephant covers himself entirely in mud.
The fully grown African Elephant doesn't let its huge size get in the way as he rolls and plays in his very own mud bath.
The adult bull used his full weight to create massive splashes almost as big as him in a bid to cover his entire body.
But it isn't all for fun, as the elephant is taking the mud bath to help it cool down in the hot afternoon weather and provide protection from pesky parasites and UV rays from the sun.
Photographer Anette Mossbacher said the elephant, which is around 13ft (4m) high, spent around half an hour languishing in the mud before wiping his ears and eyes with his trunk.
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