“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 ABCNews.com.
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.
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.