How did I get this elephant to pose? It was easy, it was feeding time and one of the keepers, off to the side, motioned for the Elephant to pose for the food. Good timing.

This is at the St. Louis Zoo, one of Americas, top zoos in an area called Rivers Edge.

You do not need to go on an expensive safari to get great animal photos. These facilities work very hard to provide a natural environment for their animals making for a nice setting.