When someone managed to capture an elephant giving birth on camera, they caught a lot more than they bargained for. What came after the birth was nothing short of breathtaking.
The miracle of childbirth is incredible no matter what species you are. To be able to witness such a beautiful, natural thing is a privilege. So when this person was lucky enough to witness the birth of a newborn elephant into the world, they wanted to remember it forever.
But it was what came after the birth that was the truly amazing thing to witness. As the newborn elephant rolls around on the ground, trying to find its legs, the rest of the elephant herd comes charging.
The herd gathers around the newborn baby to welcome it to their family and, possibly, to protect it as it transitions in to the new world. The sense of community between the herd members is incredible to witness; what a beautiful moment to catch on camera.
Elephants are known for being very emotional and intelligent creatures, so watching them protect the new baby from the potential threat of tourists is fascinating. Family is important to elephants so seeing them protect their young is seeing nature at its finest.