Photographer captures incredible encounter with a herd of elephants.

2019-ж., 5-дек.
2 152 107 Көрүүлөр

This was the moment wildlife enthusiast Ewan Wilson got up close and personal with a herd of giant elephants while retrieving a camera trap in the bush.
This once in a lifetime opportunity happened on November 24, while Wilson was getting footage of the elephants happily grazing when they decided it was the perfect time to investigate the truck.
Ewan told Newsflare “These incredible mammals decided to spare our lives that day. They had every right to crush me and flip the vehicle but they didn't.
"Despite having such a young calf in the herd the alphas kept us alive.
"Please do not replicate or recreate this event in the wild. I never go out looking for these interactions as the risks involved are not worth the outcome."
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  • Either this guy is crazy or he have a elephant balls ?

    Oscar VazquezOscar Vazquez5 саат мурун
  • God creation of these mammals just blows my mind 🙄

    Rosario PerezRosario Perez8 саат мурун
  • That’s amazing.

    Evan McManamanEvan McManamanКүн мурун
  • What kind of intolerable douche straps a camera to their camera so they can film themselves taking photos?

    JbirtwisleJbirtwisleКүн мурун
  • That's probably the most intense 5 minutes in his life

    Lantera NareswaraLantera NareswaraКүн мурун
  • இராஜராஜ சோழனின் போர் யானை போல மிக பிரமாண்டமாக இருக்கும் காட்சி உனக்கு செம தில்லு தான் நண்பா

    Ogam TVOgam TVКүн мурун
  • watched it twice. 1st time, only stared at the huge matriach waiting for it to attack 2nd time i noticed the little one and his trunk 1:19 - 2:20

    fawzia abdurrahmanfawzia abdurrahmanКүн мурун
  • I would’ve held the back of my hand to the Boss like you would a strange dog and talked to him! Elephants are intelligent and know if you are good or bad.

    Joe CalobeerJoe CalobeerКүн мурун
  • Just something big like that in ur face amazing awww i wish i was there i would of gave em some fruit😍

    Tiffany TaylorTiffany Taylor2 күн мурун
  • He has not stop looking at you

    Sally DorseySally Dorsey2 күн мурун
  • What where you thinking

    Sally DorseySally Dorsey2 күн мурун
  • Gosh there so presious

    Sally DorseySally Dorsey2 күн мурун
  • 💪💪

    AT films & vlogsAT films & vlogs2 күн мурун
  • I don't know how good his soul is, but he was too scared to move which was the best thing for him to do. He did the bear move. The only difference was he wasn't lying down.

    Fd GdFd Gd2 күн мурун
  • The entry of the bull was so dramatic!!! ❤️

    The HitchhikerThe Hitchhiker2 күн мурун
  • What an incredible experience. You have been judged worthy.

    Donna MurphyDonna Murphy3 күн мурун
  • When you go looking for death but its not your day to Die...SMH 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

    30 MinutesDJ30 MinutesDJ3 күн мурун
  • This short article talks about this Earth being in the near future being a world full of peace, and where there is no more poverty, illness or suffering for animals and humans. www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/watchtower-no2-2020-may-jun/what-will-gods-kingdom-accomplish/ ,

    Niamh LordNiamh Lord3 күн мурун
  • Yaaaa buddy ,,1 of the best adrenaline rushes u will ever have I. Your life ,unless u ski dive 🤙🤙🤙🤙

    Chris CamgemiChris Camgemi3 күн мурун
  • That Bull Male was like ,hay little human this is my pack & don’t fuck w/it or I’ll crush you like a grape 🍇😂😂😂😜😜😜😘😘🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙

    Chris CamgemiChris Camgemi3 күн мурун
  • This guy has balls

    ronnie gaucironnie gauci4 күн мурун
  • That was amazing!!!

    Lynne S.Lynne S.4 күн мурун
  • When Elephant sudden hold their swinging ears, it mean they are ready to attack. The good thing is that the guy stand very cool and give respect even his vibration. The driver also experienced in such situation👍

    Kaybee VinodKaybee Vinod4 күн мурун
  • when that Bull showed up hoo boy you could tell he was being on the defense but not aggressive just intimidating though near the end when they started backing away for a sec it seemed like thr Bull saw it as maybe a call to duel but good that they backed away slowly before the bull showed up I feel like sticking his hand out would have had the females and baby sniffing it, but ofc thats taking too big a risk. you'd have to be confident af at understanding elephant language

    WartoothandnailWartoothandnail4 күн мурун
  • wow, talk about a standoff......that matriarch could kill with stares.

    Daisy StanleyDaisy Stanley4 күн мурун
  • imagine if he sneezes

    5412134n15412134n14 күн мурун
  • The big one is checking him out so closely. Wow. He passed muster.

    northofyou33northofyou335 күн мурун
  • Why did they just stand there? Is that their way of being friendly?

    Jim CJim C5 күн мурун
  • I don't think anything could have stopped me from slowly reaching out to see if the elephant would 'shake' my hand. That's where my version of this video would be different. It would either be video of the most surreal moment of my life, or the video played at the beginning of news clips explaining why reaching out to a massive wild elephant can be fatal to one's health.

    Christopher WallerChristopher Waller5 күн мурун
  • What an honor

    Rhonda PerdewRhonda Perdew6 күн мурун
  • Elephant: wat da fuck is this???

    Derrick ThomasDerrick Thomas6 күн мурун
  • I was wondering the whole time why the driver did not back up immediately. It was not until I could see that the guy was sitting on the vehicle hood that I understood why not.

    KimKim6 күн мурун
  • It's all fun until they become pissed or protective

    JUST GET ON WITH IT!JUST GET ON WITH IT!6 күн мурун
  • Amazing that they all seem to came from behind the bush.....These animals are incredible!!!!

    Cathy HestonCathy Heston6 күн мурун
  • Third time watching....It's that AMAZING!!!

    Cathy HestonCathy Heston6 күн мурун
  • You can't blame the elephants for thinking the photographer was a cold fish. Bring food next time! Uncouth!

    Ms. RayMs. Ray6 күн мурун
  • Never before have The Winfreys been photographed in their native habitat during Thanksgiving. As per custom the matriarch of the family called dibs on BOTH drumsticks .Happy Holidays!🇺🇸⚔🇮🇱🤠🍺✝️

    Glenn SmithGlenn Smith6 күн мурун
  • Seemed very interested. Could be hair colour.

    Jane SouthJane South6 күн мурун
  • I appreciate your courage. but plz let this be the last.

    Indian EinsteinIndian Einstein6 күн мурун
  • The elephants came to have photo shoot but unfortunately the photographer Forgot his Diapers at home.

    Partha GoraiPartha Gorai6 күн мурун
  • These Elephants were like needy villagers in front of a Public Representative.

    Partha GoraiPartha Gorai6 күн мурун
  • 1:38 - That big bull elephant that came forward from the front, has wet masth on his ears. Oh boy! High testosterone mating period signal. Very dangerous to be there. You took hell of a risk. That camera looks like a gun to the elephants. You really pushed it, be careful. Fantastic footage, and such a magical moment. I could feel their breathing from here. Glad you are safe, Ewan and crew!

    Lass-in AngelesLass-in Angeles6 күн мурун
  • MashAllah.

    Zahiba KhanZahiba Khan7 күн мурун
  • This is like some bc10,000 shit. Cool

    PK AtheisticPK Atheistic7 күн мурун
  • How do they respond if you talk with them or reach out your arm to them?

    E Dean CozzensE Dean Cozzens8 күн мурун
  • What an absolute beauty of a moment to have! Something that will never be forgotten by him or by the elephants ♥️

    Spirit World Believer Has Returned BabySpirit World Believer Has Returned Baby8 күн мурун
  • these moments had to be so awe inspiring and terrifying in each and every heartbeat...

    M.A.C.M.A.C.8 күн мурун
  • His hand is shaking as they pull away. Wow! Amazing footage.

    Charlie OroszCharlie Orosz8 күн мурун
  • That was awesome.

    Shiloh HomanShiloh Homan8 күн мурун
  • he was shaking because hes not stupid, but he held it together like a hero....i was whimpering in my bed! lol.

    shay nycshay nyc9 күн мурун
  • All the muscles in your body combined is like 1 glute on this thing. These beasts can push trees down just for a snack for gods sake, if this thing wanted to kill you it wouldn't have a problem in the world doing it, one good lunge forward and you're now part of the vehicle.

    sacr3sacr39 күн мурун
  • Does anyone know if they might have communicated with infrasound noises?

    cacciomancaccioman9 күн мурун
  • I guess that he didn't smell good.

    john harrisjohn harris9 күн мурун
  • If elephant decides to kill these creature in front of him called human. At least human will see a 5G live video of execution.

    Adam MurtadhaAdam Murtadha9 күн мурун
  • I can certainly tell you no matter what the guys in the truck say.. "Do not make a move''.. I will definitely be under that truck.. The guy was just waiting for the elephant to make a move first.

    Adam MurtadhaAdam Murtadha9 күн мурун
  • Leave them alone

    Carol CollinsCarol Collins9 күн мурун
  • Elephants have much better brains than humans, and the game has changed from the ivory hunt, I still deplore humans , if was an elephant I would stomp his camera into the dry savannah!!! No, all is not forgiven from me, or forgotten Cx

    Carol CollinsCarol Collins9 күн мурун
  • The photographer probably peed in his pants 😂

    Kemo SabeKemo Sabe10 күн мурун
  • Balls of steel. Must be Irish.

    Nate WendtNate Wendt10 күн мурун
  • Omg .that's was so nerve wracking to watch ...how amazing these giant creatures can also empathise with you and sense you mean no harm .beautiful and amazing footage... full respect for your amazing work ...... ..dont try this at home lollol🤣

    Liz KilicLiz Kilic10 күн мурун
  • There is a pucker factor that needs extrapolation!!

    Jeffrey R.PattersonJeffrey R.Patterson10 күн мурун
  • Lol 1 false move he was done. flash sound. Look like he was on the hood. Protector old G

    J RealJ Real10 күн мурун
  • I noticed the camera is pointing backwards. Maybe to let it be known that it is not a rifle

    walter barberwalter barber10 күн мурун
  • Interesting how the Matriarch steps in to make sure everything is OK. That interaction would not have happened like that unless the Elephants already had had interactions with humans. The old Grand Dame was just making sure these humans were safe for her girls to be around !

    Rumple StiltskinRumple Stiltskin10 күн мурун
  • Big and scary right Ewan?? I'd pee me pants!!!!

    Dolly The CatDolly The Cat10 күн мурун
  • When elephant close to you... I focus to your breath....and finally last video you already shaking...

    Ainun RafiAinun Rafi10 күн мурун
  • R they not allowed to say hi to the elephants ? Think those were females, and they seem interested in sayin hi.

    S1iznc1d3S1iznc1d310 күн мурун
  • It's insane how we can deeply feel their intelligence.

    Adel SkywalkerAdel Skywalker10 күн мурун
  • Poor guy, I had a feeling he was shaking like a leaf.

    Jaycee CJaycee C10 күн мурун
  • She's was checking him out because she's the boss she wasn't sure at first but so she checked out again he's very lucky to get it filmed what a beautiful animal the elephant is 😍💕

    Laura DaviesLaura Davies10 күн мурун
  • These people always act as if they are out in the "wild" somewhere and their experience is unique. Those elephants are likely after and see humans every day, as they walk through tire tracks. 🙄

    My OpinionMy Opinion10 күн мурун
  • Amazing experience . Truly beautiful beings .

    Carlos ArayaCarlos Araya10 күн мурун
  • I would need a change of underwear after that

    William JeffreyWilliam Jeffrey11 күн мурун
  • They study his eyes...eye to eye

    Katherine BrazonisKatherine Brazonis11 күн мурун
  • they wanted some of that cauliflower ear.

    Fu*k Joe BidenFu*k Joe Biden11 күн мурун
  • How friggin cool is it that you can tell what some of them are thinking, how calm or nervous they are, who's the Matriarch, what she's thinking, what she's decided, GAH! It's like I'm REMEMBERING a language I forgot I knew! Rabbit Hole=SUCCESS!!!!😍 Congrats, Ewan, you lucky jelly bastard! 👍👍👍👍

    Benjamin FormanBenjamin Forman11 күн мурун
  • 3:22 little one in back round 😀

    Korcako .korchaKorcako .korcha11 күн мурун
  • Coragem

    Marisa Helena de Paula PaixãoMarisa Helena de Paula Paixão11 күн мурун
  • Baby elephant in back at 3:37 = lays down to play and rest. Elephant pops up from behind and tells the baby to gt up and keep moving.

    The ATTIC DWELLERSThe ATTIC DWELLERS11 күн мурун
  • big balls

    brian metcalfbrian metcalf11 күн мурун
  • i would have extended my arm just a lil bit, so they could touch and smell me, the were curious and investigating, i feel like it would have had em at ease a bit more, as their touch its important to learning about objects, great encounter tho :) they are so lucky to have been approached my such beautiful smart creatures :D

    Fresh Paper TowelFresh Paper Towel11 күн мурун
  • I'm quite sure they were thirsty. Their loose skin, slow and tired moving, and their gestures 100% suggest that. They came to ask for some water, but, of course, the guys couldn't figure that out, as you see. And probably, they didn't have enough water with them, to help these dehydrated in need intelligent animals. But, it's more likely that these guys haven't even noticed why elephants came near. That's what i call "human stupidity and vehemence".

    Darja Gorenc Targeted WomanDarja Gorenc Targeted Woman11 күн мурун
  • If you look closely you can see him doing some deep breathing over there... I know the feeling man 😂😂😂 Elephants that close are Amazing and scary... It's always very exciting!

    Moira Jamie ChumaMoira Jamie Chuma11 күн мурун
  • They were curious about the Great White Shark on his shirt

    Chilly WillyChilly Willy11 күн мурун
  • It is that moment, when you think about your mom, dad, siblings not sure about girlfriend.

    R MR M11 күн мурун
  • From 1:53 calm to 7:00 unable to stop trembling. WOW..... this young man presents a completely calm demeanor. Even though we can see at 7:00 just how hyped/amped up he truly was. Look how he turned his head away from this HUGE ellie. I would have been terrified to take my eyes off of her. I think the herd read his energy and understood he meant no harm.

    AtomicPlayGirl 66AtomicPlayGirl 6611 күн мурун
  • I don’t understand why they started the car. Especially when they had such a cool encounter. It was so cool but why did you leave?💖

    Mindy VaughnMindy Vaughn11 күн мурун
  • Good job.... glad your ok other than your nerves on edge. Your a very brave person. Elephants are my favorite of all animals.

    Penny BurnsPenny Burns11 күн мурун
  • How long neck he has😂😂😂

    Faheem AkbarFaheem Akbar11 күн мурун
  • He was lucky! If that bull did not "intervene" between them and that cow with the small calf, things might have turned out different. Elephant cows with small calves are avoided, even by experienced game rangers. Regards.

    Hennie BassonHennie Basson12 күн мурун
    • that wasnt a male. it was a female. it was the matriarch actually

      Miche.Miche.10 күн мурун
  • Wow, just wow...I hope that photographer realized just how small we are ...

    Joy HaigJoy Haig12 күн мурун
  • Wow

    Jaime EJaime E12 күн мурун
  • God told that elephant they're good people

    LMivhaLMivha12 күн мурун
  • Fantastic encounter.👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    slarti bartfastslarti bartfast12 күн мурун
  • That was close

    Amin SamnaniAmin Samnani12 күн мурун
  • You can see the dude’s heartbeat on the nape of his neck,how he kept his cool when face to face with that giant is purely amazing, lucky that giant wasn’t in heat,otherwise EVERYONE in that truck would’ve been earthworms today.

    DASHYDASH EYESPOKEDASHYDASH EYESPOKE13 күн мурун
  • Какая огромная слоника, самая старшая наверное! Дала понять фоторепортерам, что им здесь делать нечего!

    Екатерина КутасевичЕкатерина Кутасевич13 күн мурун
  • You're lucky the large bull didn't attach you. I saw a similar video where people sitting at a table eating and were approached by a hugh elephant. The eli acted similar to this one. Just stopped and stared at the people. One guy kept staring at the elephant and all of a sudden the elephant charged at him knocking him off the chair and then proceeded to go after other guy who was sitting at the opposite end of table. Fortunately neither one of the guys were seriously hurt just scratches. But if that elephant wanted to kill them he would have. They were lucky. When humans are in the elephants territory-their home, extreme caution should be taken. It was said at the end of the video that the elephant attacked because one of the guys was stearing at him. They feel it's an act of aggression. So the guy in this video who was looking right into the face of this elephant is extremely lucky Since he was uncomfortably close to the largest bull who was protecting the family.

    Debbie WalkerDebbie Walker13 күн мурун
  • I would have shit myself for sure when the big boy came through.

    Bridget BBridget B13 күн мурун
  • And to think they don't harm us unless a male in musk perhaps, but not like humans kill them ... Too bad people just don't see with their souls more. They have more right to life than many humans.

    TheFoxandTheRabbitTheFoxandTheRabbit13 күн мурун
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