Buffalo Bill by zambianlass

Buffalo Bill

"These cattle-like ungulates have massive, low sweeping horns and move in small to very large herds, often over 400 strong, especially in the Kafue and South Luangwa National Parks of Zambia. There are also smaller bachelor herds of four to five. Occasionally solitary ones known as ‘kakuli’ live completely alone and do not associate with the breeding herds. During the dry season they are the preferred prey of lion. They can sometimes be seen wallowing in mud pools which is essentially a cleansing technique that rids them of skin parasites and provides them with a caked mud barrier against further insect attack.

If attacked, the adults in the herd form a circle around the young and face outward. By lowering their heads and presenting a solid barrier of sharp horns, it is difficult for predators to seize a calf. This effective group defense even allows blind and crippled members of the herd to survive. Thus predators do not have a major impact on buffalo herds; it is the old, solitary-living males that are most likely to be taken by lions.

(Source of Information: Zambia tourism Website)
Wow, great shot!
September 14th, 2020  
Wonderful image, love the black and white. Nice to know about these animals, too.
September 14th, 2020  
Awesome! FAV and pinning. Love those horns! =)
September 14th, 2020  
He looks very intense! How close were you able to get?
September 14th, 2020  
Fabulous shot and interesting narrative.
September 14th, 2020  
Nice processing in b&w
September 14th, 2020  
Great capture. Was this a solitaire one or part of a larger herd?
September 14th, 2020  
Magnificent animal
September 14th, 2020  
wow
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September 14th, 2020  
Incredible shot. You have made this magnificent creature into a lovely piece of fine art. Fav
September 14th, 2020  
wonderful image!
September 14th, 2020  
Such interesting information, he looks very impressive & you wouldn’t want to come across him on your walk. Glad they have such a good herd instinct helping them survive!
September 14th, 2020  
Terrific capture
September 14th, 2020  
Beautiful face and don’t you wish us humans tended our disabled with the same kindness?
September 15th, 2020  
Fab face!
September 15th, 2020  
Look at that magnificent face!
September 15th, 2020  
Wow. Great capture. Interesting read.
September 15th, 2020  
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