Terrifying moment a female elephant with her three babies attacked a unsuspecting buffalo with her one tusk while he was sleeping in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
The huge elephant surprised the poor buffalo who had been snoozing in a hidden place under a tree and impaled him with its single tusk before tossing him into the air.
The mumma elephant’s calves continues to maul and shake the buffalo who can weigh up 590 kg to death.
Kimberly Maurer, 56, who captured this series of shocking images said: ‘This photograph was, no doubt, a once-in-a-lifetime capture for me. As you would imagine, his carcass was a meal for another animal or two.’