A baby elephant with albinism is thriving in the wild even though it faces challenges caused by its pigmented skin.
The rare calf was born this year on the reserve of Maasai Mara, Kenya.
It was caught on camera by a wildlife photographer who saw its unusual pigmentation, but it is thought to be thronging nonetheless.
Mostafa Elborolosy, a park ranger who manages a camping site, said it was exciting to see the baby elephant when he was told about its birth.
He said: ‘It was a rare sighting.
“Rare creatures are always the most interesting for any wildlife photographer, and getting the chance to take pictures in its presence was a dream come true.”
As I live in the Maasai Mara and operate a guest camp here, I got the news over the radio that a female elephant gave birth to an albino baby.
I finished my job, stuffed the camera into my bag, and followed one of our guides back out to where I would eventually find it.
“We had the surprise in the afternoon after quite a long time of searching, and few people had come to see it as not many expected it to be an albino one.
“I was fortunate when I got the chance to see and photograph this extremely rare baby.”