This dramatic moment is about a herd of adult elephants trying to rescue a baby elephant from a lion attack in Botswana. British photographer Jɑmes Giffοrd took these pictures at Chobe Nɑtional Pɑrk.
James said: “When the herd approached in that direction, the lions were lying low. The elephants didn’t recognize the lion, or if they did, they didn’t see it as a threat. “
The predators did not rush to attack immediately, but waited until the large elephants passed and focused on two smaller baby elephants, the size of which they could confidently attack. Meanwhile, the distance between the big elephant is getting farther and farther.
But luckily, one of the lions wasn’t strong enough for the elephant
The lion began to attack the elephant that was separated from the group by climbing on its back
James continued to watch the hunt to see what would happen next
James then recorded the moment the lion failed to record his attempt to knock him down
The second lion quickly moved to support the attack
Although the attack was unsuccessful in the end as one elephant was quickly supported by the large herd, the other elephant was also injured.