43-year-old Mwangi Kirubi captured the dramatic scenes of a colossus elephant charging at a car, minutes after she was stunned by motor vehicles speeding down a road at Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Amazing images reveal the moment an enormous elephant charged after a car after becoming startled by motor vehicles speeding down a road at Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
The elephant appeared alarmed by two motorists who annoyed the usually calm and easy-going beast by racing down the country road at odd speed levels.
The giant female elephant towered over the car and appeared poised to trample it before the driver sped away after some motorists alarmed the animal by racing down the rural road.
The scene was captured on camera by Mwangi Kirubi, who was waiting in a car to take pictures in Amboseli National Park when two other vehicles hurried past him.
The elephant loomed over the car and seemed poised to trample it before the driver managed to flee.
Two other vehicles had startled the female elephant by speeding along the road.
Mwangi Kirubi, 43, captured the dramatic scenes of a colossus elephant charging at a car, minutes after she was stunned by motor vehicles speeding down a road at Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Mwangi Kirubi was waiting in a car to take pictures in Amboseli National Park when two other vehicles hurried past him.
That spurred the herd’s massive matriarch to move toward a fourth car where some of Mwangi’s fellow photographers were waiting.
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The giant elephant stood tall behind the car and seems ready to crush it before the driver sped away.
A very close shave with death, one could say.
Mwangi Kirubi explains their encounter with the angry elephant
Mwangi, from Nairobi, was on a camping excursion in the national park when he saw the spectacular scene unfold.
He said the campers had halved into two groups and were in two cars, peacefully enjoying their company until two other vehicles disrupted the calm setting.
The camper said that the other vehicles came speeding towards their crew, hooting for them to make way.
Mwangi said he has no idea where they were headed, but they were in a rush, disobeying the legal 40kph [25mph] speed maximum of the park.
As the dust slowly cleared, the other campers did not notice anything ominous, until the flock’s matriarch approached the other car which contained the other photographers, and threatened to attack.
The quick-thinking driver sped off!
The shutterbug revealed that the gigantic elephant chased after the car as they drove off, to express her contempt at the disturbance the passing cars had caused.
He concluded that they made it alive to the camp, and were armed with a great campfire story.
Who knows what could have happened on a less favored encounter with an angry African elephant?