Is This the Best Animal Photobomb Ever?

January 28, 2014 1:54 AM

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Is This the Best Animal Photobomb Ever?

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

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

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.

A request for comment placed to Imire has not been returned as of this writing.


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