Two baby elephants were spotted tumbling around on the ground at Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The youngsters could be seen climbing on each other and play fighting in one of Africa’s largest game reserves.
The two elephants seemed to ignore the presence of a car nearby and kept playing joyfully.
One of the young elephants lays down as the other one climbs on him at the park
Inez Allin-Widow, 32, was visiting the park when she stumbled across the two animals and stopped to take some photos.
The Dutch photographer, from the Netherlands, said: ‘We came across a herd of elephants, and these two young elephants.
‘I always enjoy watching elephants, especially the youngsters as they always make me laugh – so I knew where to aim the camera at.
‘They didn’t mind us watching them from the car and continued playing.
‘I think the shots perfectly show that the elephants were thoroughly enjoying themselves.
The joyful photos show love and affection between the two young elephants as they play
The photographer said they came across a herd of elephants, including the two young ones
The young elephants were captured barging into each other as they played together
‘The tumbling around really made me laugh. I felt lots of warmth, love, affection, and joy.
‘I feel a great deal of respect and love for them and these photos show exactly what I love so much about them.’
The photos show the elephants playing together, climbing one another, and barging into each other.
In one of the photos, the animals are seen walking together across the national park.
Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves, has a very high density of wild animals, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo.
By CHIARA FIORILLO
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