Biologist stands his ground against wild elephant

Biologist Ian Redmond has a close encounter with an African Elephant In Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya,

Footage shows the elephant, a male named Nick (because of a small nick in his trunk tip), giving a short bluff charge, uncertain of the human's intentions.

Ian uses a rumbling vocalisation and crouches low to reassure Nick he poses no threat - and after six minutes Nick moves off slowly to continue feeding.

This interaction was filmed by KWS Sergeant Daniel Namunai, one of the founder members of the Mount Elgon Elephant Monitoring Team, which follows elephants on foot through dense montane rainforest.