An obvious opening of the eyes to look, attentively, in the direction of interest. An elephant’s eyes are normally cast downwards. Observed in all age/se classes.

References: Kahl & Armstrong 2000; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011 [Eyes-Open]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Aggressive, Attentive, Conflict & Confrontation, Vigilance


Context: Attentive (1)

An adult female comes up close to the car and studies the filmmakers with her eyes open (though with her longer eye-lashes it is hard to tell). (Maasai Mara, Kenya)


Context: Attentive (2)

Based on the angle of this shot we assume that V-Notch sees the cameraman out of the car filming from the ground. She Looks-At him (with Eyes-Wide) as she walks past him. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)