On a survey expedition in the wilds of Tanzania with the World Wildlife Fund, conservation photographer Joakim Odelberg had an adorable face-to-face encounter with the brave little calf. While his mother grazed, unconcerned with the strangers' presence in the distance, the tough elephant tyke evidently decided on his own that they'd come close enough.
"He stood there quite arrogant, like, 'Look at me, I'm the cool dude.' Then he started charging." Odelberg told The Dodo. "I guess I was supposed to be scared, but I totally fell in love. It's like he was saying, 'Don't you guys even think about messing with my mom.'"
Lucky for the rest of us, Odelberg caught the entire 'attack' on film. (Warning: you may fall in love, too.)