Is This the Best Animal Photobomb Ever?

By ABC News

Jan 27, 2014 2:12pm
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In this undated file photo, a male elephant photobombs tourists at the Imire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservation area in Wedza, Zimbabwe.

 

Female tourists aiming their cameras at the animals in front of them at a wildlife center in Zimbabwe had no idea the real “Kodak moment” was happening directly behind them.

A bull elephant executing the ultimate photobomb was just at the tourists’ backs as they were snapping photos of what they likely thought were priceless images in front of them.

The elephant photobomb moment was captured by Marcus Soderland, a fellow tourist volunteering alongside the group of women at the Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation center in Wedza, Zimbabwe.

“While they were posing for the cameras one of the other handlers got an elephant called Makavhuzi to go up behind them,” Soderland explained, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.

“Eventually they noticed his presence and turned around and reacted with laughs, surprised looks and smiles,” said Soderland, who could not be reached today by ABCNews.com.

The group of women were visiting Imire last November from countries around the world including England, Norway and Australia, the Daily Mail reports.

“Not one of them realized that while they wereall poised to take photos of their new friends, Mac (the largest of our threemale elephants) was photo bombing and all the fun was happening behindthem,” Jane Bentley, a spokeswoman for Imire, told ABCNews.com by email.

Imire, which means “the meeting place,” offers a Wildlife Conservation Program that allows guests to, “get hands on experience in our rhino breeding program and elephant interaction initiatives,” according to the center’s website.

“Weloved this picture and can’t believe how quickly Machas become a celebrity,”  Bentley wrote.  “Thanks to Marcus Soderland for sharing his once-in-a-lifetime picture!”

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