This male elephant in musth was in a cranky mood. When he saw us observing him from a distance he came over and mock-charged us, before swerving away at the last minute.
Our first stop upon entering Kruger NP was at Sable Dam, just 7.5 kilometers in from Phalaborwa Gate.
There was a large group of elephants at the water there, along with Impala (by far the most abundant species in Kruger) and few Giraffes.
This young elephant was acting pretty silly, running around and pretending to charge at some of the birds drinking on the water's edge.
African elephants are the elephants of the genus Loxodonta (Greek for 'oblique-sided tooth'), consisting of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Loxodonta is one of the two existing genera in the family Elephantidae.