This is the moment a baby elephant is rescued from a treacherous river after struggling to keep its head above the water.
The animals were crossing the swollen Ewaso Nyiro river in Kenya when the calf was almost swept downstream.
But rather than leave the youngster behind, its mother and another elephant quickly stepped in to rescue the stricken calf.
The mother then uses her trunk to free the baby and guide it to safety.
The calf makes it on to dry land on the other side of the water and continues on its way.
The images were captured on camera by Sandy Gelderman, who was staying at a luxury camp in central Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
The herd of elephants begin to cross the fast flowing Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya
The small elephant is already starting to struggle against the might of the fast flowing river
This young elephant, left, almost reaches the other side but is suddenly swept down stream by a strong current
The calf’s mother desperately tries to reach out to her offspring who is having difficulty in the water
The calf is almost fully submerged as his mother desperately tries to save him from being swept away
The youngster appears to be drowning as the treacherous river takes hold
In a rush, the frantic mother is eager to free her young calf who is being sucked under the water
After seeing the panic, another elephant rushes to the mother’s aid to help with the rescue effort
The herd get back on track after the rescue of one of their youngest members while crossing the river
The elephants manage to save the lucky youngster and the herd continue on their way after crossing the river