Our game drive vehicle had a pop top so we could hang our heads out, watch the scenery go by, feel the wind in our hair, and photograph the animals. Most of the time the dusty, bumpy roads were wide open. This morning, however, one rather large and very grumpy elephant decided that he owned the road.
He came out of the trees and started to come at our car rather rapidly. Jason, our guide, rapidly put the vehicle in reverse and we backed up a safe distance. Every time we tried to move past, the elephant would begin to charge and we had to retreat.
Soon another vehicle came and then two more. We watched as they each experienced the same advance and then retreat as the elephant held his ground. The show went on for about 30 minutes before the elephant finally wandered back into the trees and we could safely pass.