mbadley wrote: I see little in this video to support a major harassment. Elephants can run or get a little excited at time, certainly they weren't being herded or shot at and having their tusks removed... (that being said, I don't know how many fly-by's were done to get that little bit of footage. Maybe there's more to it....)
Your reply shows an total ignorance of wildlife laws and etiquette. Coming that close, and causing them to run, constitutes harassment. In the Puget Sound and other areas of the Pacific Ocean it is illegal for boats to even come near Orca whales for fear of disturbing them. In the US flyovers of wildlife sanctuaries by powered aircraft are limited to no less than 2000' agl - this guy was 50 feet!
If you can't refrain from overflying animals, please stay away from my local sites. Landowners get VERY upset if you even overfly their expensive prize livestock. Some request that fliers not use their fields during breeding season. If they run into a fence even two hours after we leave, the owner will assume it was hang gliders who caused it. Your defense ("I see little in the video to support major harassment") will get you sued for the value of the animal, then the landing field permanently closed. NEVER FLY OVER LIVESTOCK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY! That goes quadruple for endangered species such as elephants - most of whom btw are in national parks in Africa, making this offense that much more serious.
Amazing that some of you are so blinded with prejudice against me that you vacillate on issues of wildlife protection. If I said "kicking puppies is bad" I'll bet Paul H and others would respond with, "...you suck Paraglider Collapse and everything you say is wrong..."