Elephants may be big, but this black rhino was not in the mood for any nonsense despite the size difference.
These incredible photos capture the duel between two arrogant teenage elephants and a female black rhino at a waterhole in Etosha National Park in Namibia.
The two African species are often civil to each other, but the rhino’s arrival has clearly upset the juvenile elephants.
A confrontation ensued between the two elephants and the rhinoceros. But the latter elephant, though smaller, stood her ground – and even chased one of the elephants away.
The images were taken by wildlife photographer Andrew Forsyth, who suggested that once the rhino arrived, a peaceful scene would ensue.