If you haven't seen this already, watch the whole thing - it is well worth the time, as you may never have imagined that any non-human animal could be so adroit, graceful and artistic.
Absolutely beautiful image - I'd be pleased to call it my own! (If you are having trouble seeing the videos, trying reloading or using a different browser.)
This particular elephant is a male born in 2002 named "Paya," which means "excellence." He's only been painting for a couple of years.
There is much to learn from this incredible display of intelligence, dexterity and artistic sense by this marvelous elephant and all the others as well.
Here's another beauty:
Now, this is what I'd rather be focused on - appreciating the beauty and wonder of nature!
For more amazing elephant art, see this site:
Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project
(And, yes, they are trained, of course - but still!)