By Jamie Smith
This defiant elephant clearly wasn’t ready for his close up – whipping up a huge dust cloud to hide his face from a photographer.
The huge mammal turned his back and ran away from snapper Julia Sundukova, and even used his trunk to throw some sand over his face and ensure the 31-year-old didn’t get the shot she wanted.
Julia, from Moscow, was on the plains of Western Kilimanjaro in Tanzania when she came across the camera shy elephant.
She said: “My friend, who knows Africa inside out, kept saying to me, that I must get some photos of elephants with Kilimanjaro in the background.
“Finally I visited Western Kilimanjaro Park but this particular elephant not only moved so fast that he didn’t give me chance to take a photo with him and Kilimanjaro, but also covered his sweet face with dust.
“I like this series – they’re not the classic elephant with Kilimanjaro pictures, but they’re good fun.”