Elephants charge as a way of protecting themselves, their homes and their families. Sadly, trying to defend themselves can be sometimes be disastrous for elephants, as in the case of this mother elephant who was shot by a farmer when she approached his water pump.
Every time a wild elephant is killed marks another tragic blow to their already fragile population. Luckily, because this tourist knew exactly what to do, both he and the elephant walked away from their confrontation. And he was able to shoot some great photos too - the only kind of shooting that anyone needs to do to an animal.
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