An embarrassed elephant somehow managed to get it all wrong in a South African game reserve when his love-making exploits were ruined by an untimely bout of diarrhoea. So shocked by his poorly-timed dung, the embarrassed beast fell backwards, completely ruining the romance.
Quick to his feet again in the hope his mate hadn't noticed, the poor pachyderm then turned his back, clearly too humiliated for eye contact.
The hilarious moment was captured on camera by Quintin van der Merwe, 30, from Hazyview.
A full-time field guide for an elephant tour and safari company, Quintin was taking guests on a tour in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve when he captured the love-making fail.