A herd of adult and newborn wild elephants caused traffic to come to a halt on a major road in Thailand.
More than 50 elephants emerged from the jungle and marched across a highway in Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok.
The spectacular video captured a group of locals congregating on either side of the street to observe the tranquil creatures.
A giant matriarch elephant strides at the head of the herd as it walks across the road to enter the jungle on the other side. She is closely followed by the rest of the herd, including youngsters.
In just over 39 seconds, an entire herd of elephants stopped briefly before resuming their trek.
Some police also showed up to ensure the elephants made it to the neighboring jungle safely.
Rangers had been monitoring the elephants in the wild during the day and quickly closed off the road to prevent mishaps.
The filmer, Pratya Chutipat Sakul, said: ‘More than 50 wild elephants crossed the highway. They were moving together from one part of the jungle to the other.
“The rangers had been tracking the elephants for several days. ” ‘When they noticed that their route was heading toward the roadway, they contacted the police and swiftly closed the road.’
‘Policemen were on hand to ensure that the elephants crossed safely and without incident.
‘Nobody minds waiting for the elephants,’ as the most essential thing is that they are safe.
‘The elephants were all so calm and appeared to pay no attention to the humans. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed such a magnificent sight.’