A pair of elephants was captured on camera as they engaged in some rough and messy fights.
Wildlife photographer Samuel Cox, 33, witnessed two baby elephants entertain themselves by fighting during a trip to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa.
“Looking at these pictures may seem scary, but it is a wonderful and calming experience.
“I have been in a lot of similar situations and can tell the difference between aggression and mischief in a herd of elephants – so I was never fearful of any potential aggression being turned on us.
“The play lasted about five minutes, and no one came out as a clear winner. It was a bit of a draw, if you ask me.
“Elephants are amazing animals. One of the best experiences you can have while hunting is being around a large herd of relaxed individuals.
“They are really gentle giants, and that’s why I love doing what I do.”