A safari driver in South Africa had a harrowing experience when a herd of enraged elephants charged his vehicle. Ronesh Parbhoo, an accountant and wildlife photographer, was on holiday in one of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park.
On the day of their tour, his group came upon a herd of more than 50 elephants.
The oldest female in the herd, known as the matriarch, began leading the enormous creatures straight towards the visitors in an aggressive stance. Fortunately, the driver reversed his vehicle away from the scenario, allowing Ronesh and his companions to escape unharmed.
Ronesh Roshy, who managed to capture the incredible images before narrowly avoiding the animals’ fury, recalled that his admiration for nature was ‘influenced greatly by his early childhood years,’ when his family would go on safari in the Kruger National Park.
I learned so many wonderful things from my time in the forest. I appreciate how beautiful nature is, respect it and learn vital lessons about our natural world while there!
‘The more I visited the park, the more passionate about it I became.’ ‘Later, when I was in the field learning the advantages of patience, waiting for the appropriate moment, and comprehending animal behavior, I started photographing there. ‘My artistic and creative side awoke; my lust for capturing these unique and beautiful animals grew stronger.’