A massive African Bush Elephant bull shakes his head in indignation. This guy is in musth, a heightened hormonal state leading to increased aggression and sexual drive. I was sitting in an underground research bunker when I took this photo.
There are three living species of Pachydermata: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant (until recently known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant).
Australian wildlife photographer produces stunning album of elephants
Gentle to some, threatening to others, African elephants continue to be a subject of interest for many animal lovers. This Buzzle post provides some interesting facts about these magnificent creatures.