Luckily, the camera stayed intact and came away with some superb, up-close footage.
Hwange National Park, located in the the northwestern corner of Zimbabwe, is home to one of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Its population is estimated between 20,000 and 75,000 individuals. The park's herds face huge threats from poachers seeking their valuable ivory tusks. See this page for more information on Hwange National Park's elephants - and how to help them.