A female elephant has been snapped by a wildlife photographer exposing her b.r.e.a.s.t.s while out for a walk with her adorable baby and the rest of the herd.
South African wildlife photographer Renata Ewald captured the comical pictures of the unusual elephant at Kruger National Park.
Ms Ewald, 51, said: ‘I spend a lot of time in Kruger, and I’ve never seen anything like this before.
Put those mammoth b.r.e.a.s.ts away – the baby elephant appears to be pestering her mother for some milk, causing her to trip over as she walks down a road
‘I came across this breeding herd in the early hours of the morning, and stopped a safe distance from them to enjoy their presence.
‘I immediately noticed this particular female, with her baby and super large b.r.e.a.s.t.s that you could see from the sides.’
She said: ‘It was amazing to watch, and I just managed to capture the moment her full ‘double d’ b.r.e.a.s.t.s were displayed right in front of me.
Spare a thought for she-elephants – pregnancy lasts for 640 days and when the calves come out they weigh about 250 pounds. They breast-feed for around four years
‘People were stunned by the lookalike b.r.e.a.s.t.s of this female elephant and human females – I knew elephant’s b.r.e.a.s.t.s sit in front, it was amazing to see the lookalike comparison.
‘It was a lightbulb moment in my head, and I thought ‘she looks like a woman’.
Ms Ewald said: ‘I love elephants, and I’m always excited to see them – especially the breeding herds with all the young ones.
The she-elephant was pictured while out for a walk with the rest of the heard. Thanks to conservation work, there are now around 10,000 elephants in South Africa
‘This particular sighting was very special, as they seemed so happy and full of joy.
‘I hope these photos helps people gain more respect for elephants – they carry their babies for 21 months, and then people s.l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r them so d.isre.spectf.ully for their ivory.
‘It really breaks your heart.’
‘They are highly intelligent animals, with tight family bonds – they have so many comparisons to humans, and should be shown the same level of respect,’ she added.
Like mother, like daughter – Renata Ewald took these snaps at the Kruger National Park. The baby appears to be eating a small branch
Ms Ewald also took these pictures of young elephants tussling. There are 50,000 muscles in an elephant’s trunk and it can even detect underground water
The elephants were walking as a family. A traditional elephant family will consist of an older matriarch, her daughters and their calves. Male elephants live in bachelor groups after reaching s.e.x.u.a.l maturity