Despite being tiny, the little elephant persists in showing the on-lookers that it can stand on its own.
The clip was filmed as soon as the mother delivered her infant, who is eager to start walking.
With some assistance from its mother’s trunk, the elephant can just manage a few milliseconds before falling back to the ground.
This film was captured by photographer and cinematographer David Atkinson in Northern Botswana, just minutes after the baby was born.
Grant said: “We came across these two elephants – a mum who had just given birth.
“The tiny newborn was having trouble standing up and taking its first few steps.
“The mum kept throwing dust, perhaps to cover up the post-birth b.l.o.o.d.
“She kept trying to encourage the baby to stand up.
“The kid finally seemed to have made it up before tumbling down once more.”