Moves to make rapper Nelly proud: Baby elephant break dances for the camera at Kruger National Park

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They are usually seen gracefully meandering through the plains of Africa, but this young elephant was keen to up the tempo on his daily stroll as he showed off his breakdancing moves.

The calf’s show-stopping routine was captured on camera by South African photographer Graeme Mitchley, 43, in the Kruger National Park.

But the baby, who was part of a herd walking on the main road to the Lower Sabie rest camp, wasn’t pleased to see Mr. Mitchley and tried to intimidate him with his floor-filler moves.

This baby elephant's breakdancing routine was captured on camera by photographer, Graeme Mitchley, 43, during a visit to the Kruger National Park in South Africa The baby elephant wowed the cameras with his breakdancing moves
Busting a move: This baby elephant’s breakdancing routine was captured on camera by photographer, Graeme Mitchley, 43, during a visit to the Kruger National Park in South Africa

On parade: The baby, who was part of a herd walking on the main road to the Lower Sabie rest camp, wasn't pleased to see Mr Mitchley and tried to intimidate him with his floor-filler moves
On parade: The baby, who was part of a herd walking on the main road to the Lower Sabie rest camp, wasn’t pleased to see Mr. Mitchley and tried to intimidate him with his floor-filler moves

‘The elephant looked as if it was doing a little dance for me, it did keep me entertained for my whole trip,’ said Mr. Mitchley.

‘The road was busy with other tourists so I didn’t have much room to maneuver but I could tell the elephant wasn’t happy with my presence.

‘He tried to intimidate me with various moves. If it was an older elephant I would definitely have got out of there.

The hilarious sequence of photographs were taken on the H4-1 in the Kruger National Park - the main road from Skukuza to Lower Sabie, two of the biggest camps in Kruger Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves
On safari: The photographs were taken on the H4-1 in the Kruger National Park – the main road from Skukuza to Lower Sabie, two of the biggest camps in Kruger, which is one of Africa’s largest game reserves

‘These teenage elephants are more bark than bite – they flap their ears and shake their heads.

‘I don’t know if this elephant was showing me that he was going to sit on me but it sure was entertaining.’

The hilarious sequence of photographs was taken on the H4-1 in the Kruger National Park – the main road from Skukuza to Lower Sabie, two of the biggest camps in Kruger, which is one of Africa’s largest game reserves.

Mr Mitchley said the elephant's dance moves had kept him entertained for the duration of his trip to Kruger The Elephant comes towards to the camera to see if the photographer enjoyed the dance routine
Mr. Mitchley said the elephant’s dance moves had kept him entertained for the duration of his trip to Kruger

By: LUCY CROSSLEY FOR MAILONLINE

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