Elephants may be big, but this black rhino wasn’t in the mood for any nonsense despite the size difference.
These incredible pictures capture a showdown between two arrogant teenage elephants and a female black rhino at a waterhole in Etosha National Park in Namibia in July.
The two African species are usually civil to each other, but the arrival of the rhino clearly peeved the juvenile elephants.
A confrontation ensued between the two elephants and the rhino. But the latter, despite being smaller, stood her ground – and even chased one of the elephants off.
The images were captured by wildlife photographer Andrew Forsyth, who assumed that when the rhino arrived, a peaceful scene would ensue.
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