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.
The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species. Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.