Elephants are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. With brains larger than any other land animal, these gentle giants, demonstrate a number of intellectual and emotional traits unseen in most other animals. They have been show to mourn their dead, comfort each other during distress and even mimic human language. What's more, besides their cognitive traits, these animals are utterly stunning to lay eyes on. With their astounding scale, enormous trunks and rugged, leathery skin, an elephant is truly a sight to behold.
To celebrate these beautiful creatures, we've compiled some of our very best images from our photographers across the globe.