A man on a safari in South Africa had to fear for his life when an angry herd of elephants rammed into his car.
Wildlife photographer and accountant Ronesh Parbhoo is on vacation in one of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park, in the north of the country.
During a one-day tour, his group came across a herd of more than 50 elephants.
Led by the oldest woman in the herd – known as the matriarch – the giant creatures began to head straight for the tourists in a defensive display.
Fortunately, the driver quickly backed away from the scene, meaning Ronesh and the other passengers escaped unharmed.
Ronesh, who captured the incredible pictures before narrowly escaping an animal rampage, said his love of nature ‘was greatly influenced from the early years of his life when his family visited Kruger National Park.
He said: ‘There I could observe the beauty of nature, respect it and learn important lessons about the natural world.
‘The more I visit the park, the deeper the passion grew.
‘Then I started photographing in the field, where I learned the benefits of patience, waiting for the right moment, and understanding animal behavior.
‘My artistic and creative sense came alive, and I developed a passion for photographing these rare and wonderful animals.’