One baby elephant was severely punished for his bad behavior when he was forced to stay out in the rain while the rest shelter under a tree.
The male calf can be seen gazing into the distance as thunderstorms and rainfall over the savanna.
A family quarrel, preceded by what appeared to be a ‘trunk war,’ took place in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Kelvin Zhang, a scientist from Los Angeles, California, captured the elephants, who was visiting the Serengeti.
Mr. Zhang, 37, said he spotted the elephants underneath the acacia tree when he was also looking for shelter from the coming storm.
He said: ‘I wasn’t sure if these elephants were there to hide from the rain because I thought thick-skinned animals like elephants don’t usually care much about rain.
“It was not until we got very close to the tree that I realized this baby elephant was standing alone in the rain, with all the others under the tree.”
‘I was quite intrigued that he was standing away from the tree alone, where all his companions had gathered; in my knowledge deliberately as he turned his face away from the rest of the group.
‘It was a very exciting moment because it reflected some of the distinctive behaviors of these animals.
‘They are highly social most of the time, but like us, they can be short-tempered or have small fi.g.hts.
‘Calves can have their rebellious moments, and like us, they sometimes like some alone time.’