By Mike Jones
Say cheese! This adorable baby elephant radiates pure joy as he appears to beam a ginormous smile for the camera.
Photographer Ryan Labuschagne caught the heartwarming shot while watching the herd play at the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Ryan said: “Seeing this small baby elephant running towards me away from his mother and giving this look was showing true happiness.
“I was photographing when a herd of elephants made a run towards the dam.
“The baby elephants were running beside their mothers with so much energy and life.
“This young baby male, who was the smallest, made a run towards me with his mother behind.
“He gave a mock charge while running within five metres from me with his trunk swinging around.
“He stopped in front of me for few seconds with what appeared to look like a big smile.
“He was full of spirit and had so much confidence.
“Photographing and watching baby elephants is always special, but this one was different as I have never seen such a happy elephant before.”