African elephants come face to face with one of Africa’s most fearless animals, wild dogs, at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa Picture: Greatstock / Barcroft Media
The aardwolf has a highly specialized diet consisting almost exclusively of harvester termites, and is able to tolerate the toxic secretions of the termite soldiers. In the summer, as many as 3,000 termites may be consumed each night, while in the winter, termites are much scarcer and only around a fifth of this number will be consumed, resulting in a dramatic loss of body mass. The aardwolf has a long, sticky tongue that is effective at licking termites from the soil surface.
An elephant comes to the rescue of one of its babies who is being attacked by a pack of hyenas. The elephant is seen charging at the hyenas to ward them off its offspring. These amazing pictures were captured by American photographer Jayesh Mehta in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.