By David Aspinall
This is the incredible moment a safari guide stops a wild elephant in its tracks by clicking his fingers before shooing it out of his path.
Louie Taylor was on a trip through the Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa on April 16 when his guided tour was halted by a herd of elephants.
As the guide waited patiently, one of the more curious giants started staring at the group before taking steps towards the vehicle.
Almost instantly, the driver clicks his fingers a few times and flicks his hand in a way to shoo the elephant.
Amazingly, the elephant stops dead in its tracks before turning and walking to the other side of the road.
Louie said: “We drove past a herd of around six elephants – four adults and two babies.
“The children were being very playful with the car and were trying to be mischievous when a larger elephant came out and looked to charge onward at the car.
“The guide told us there had been a similar incident with the same elephant a few weeks prior.
“Luckily, the elephant was obedient this time and listened to the commands of the veteran safari guide and moved away from the front of the car.”