Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
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Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
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Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
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Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
Zoom Info
Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
Zoom Info
Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
Zoom Info
Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf
The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia
Zoom Info
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Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf

The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack

Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia