An elephant came to the rescue of one. Its babies being attacked by a pack of hyenas.
The elephant is seen charging at the hyenas.
American photographer Jayesh Mehta captured these amazing pictures.
Jayesh said: ‘We heard cries of elephants in distress. On leaving the track and going towards the sounds in the bush. We found a group hyenas chasing a elephants.
The elephant herd included two adult females. A baby Elephant was a few days old.
The hyenas were trying to get at the baby. Mother Elephant has been injured by the time. We got there.
The elephants were running hard through the bush. The baby stuck close to the mother. The other elephants tried to stay around the baby as much as possible. They needed to stop to rest frequently. They formed a circle around the baby each time. The hyenas kept on darting in nipping at the baby during the chase.
How many elephant are there?
Back in the early part of the 20th century, there may have been as many as 3-5 million African elephants. But there are now around 415,000.
The hyenas coming from all sides to irritate the larger elephants . Other hyenas to try and grab the baby. Whenever the attention of the larger elephants was diverted. The two adult elephants kept on swinging their trunks aggressively at the hyenas but did not injure them. We kept following the chase. But They keepi a safe distance away to avoid any human interference in this struggle. The elephants managed to shake off the hyenas. But the hyenas found the elephants. The Hyenas chase resumed. The elephants escaped.
It was probably one of the most exciting experiences. We had some scratches and cuts.
The rough ride through the bush. The sheer thrill was unbelievable.