The loud trumpet blast was followed immediately by a large grey mass emerging from the rainforest onto the riverbank just 5 meters away. It was a rogue male pygmy elephant with a rare sabre tooth tusk – growing downwards instead of upwards.
We were on a long boat on a tributary of the Kinabatangan river in Sabah, northern Borneo.
Our guide and boatman, Eryanto was hyper excited. This rogue male, living apart from the local herd is only seen about once a year. For me it was