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Black sheep of the family

By ColleenA
Thank you for all your votes and comments and a big thanks to Netta (netta1234) for the UA, much appreciated.
Just after the sun had set we came across a big herd of buffalo grazing and settling down for the night. Hence the high ISO and not the best quality images. This calf had been born with a recessive gene in the blood line of the herd causing it to be born an albino without any skin pigmentation. Unfortunately the little calf sticks out in the herd and only time will tell whether he will survive.
The versions are a few more of him....

Tags: Buffalo Wildlife and nature

Voters: ukgubbi, goso, Bantu and 66 more

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Comments


13 Apr 2014 1:45AM
He is so cute. I pray god to take care of him. Nice shots

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Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
13 Apr 2014 5:35AM
Very cute capture.

Vikram.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
13 Apr 2014 5:56AM
Poor little fella, Colleen, I fear that being so noticeable, he is going to fall prey to some hungry predator Sad Well captured set. Carol
13 Apr 2014 7:23AM
Delightful captures of this vulnerable little one Colleen.

Jenny Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 7:35AM
Nicely captured set.
13 Apr 2014 7:48AM
Very touching images of the white-black sheep! --- We all hope the vey best for her!Smile - Nicely done , Colleen! --- Jukka.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 7:54AM
Great spot and capture Colleen, but must feel sorry for him.


Cliff
13 Apr 2014 7:59AM
Ah, very cute Colleen, VERY cute indeed. I wont say "well spotted," as how could you miss it ?Wink

John Smile
13 Apr 2014 8:16AM
Ahhhh a photo full of cuteness. A lovely little chap I too hope he wont fall prey to predator s, but that's life in the wilds.
Have a good Colleen. Patty Grin
Franko59 5 3 1 England
13 Apr 2014 8:20AM
Awwwe bless! Smile
13 Apr 2014 8:42AM
Four delightful images, Colleen!
Hope he has a long life!!

Richard
13 Apr 2014 8:54AM
amazing set
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
13 Apr 2014 9:04AM
Lovely wee creature. I wish him all the luck in the world--- I think he might need it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 9:51AM
Very cute images and lets hope someone will be keeping an eye on him.
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
13 Apr 2014 10:26AM
Nice spot Colleen and lovely images of the little calf.
Hope he has a long and lucky life.

Dave.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 10:33AM
Sad to be the odd one out. He looks as if he knows he's different.
Best wishes for his survival.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
13 Apr 2014 11:12AM
Unfortunately Nature doesn't like 'different' unless it is an advantage.
Good pictures, Colleen!
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 11:54AM
poor little guy hopefully the herd will keep him safe, lovely images Colleen SmileSmile

Ali
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 12:12PM
cute , good series.

Barry
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
13 Apr 2014 12:13PM
A hard life made harder for this little one so I hope he makes it to adulthood. Great images.
Joan.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
13 Apr 2014 12:40PM
He looks rather sad Sad But a lovely set, Colleen, thanks for sharing these with us Smile Do hope he survives...
Trev Smile
13 Apr 2014 12:56PM
he seems to know he is different hope he survives

Graham
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
13 Apr 2014 1:02PM
Interesting set Colleen. The birth of a white bison has great significance for the native Indians, I wonder if there are similar legends in Africa.
Rende
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
13 Apr 2014 1:07PM

Quote:Interesting set Colleen. The birth of a white bison has great significance for the native Indians, I wonder if there are similar legends in Africa.
Rende


Yes I did read that on Google, am not sure about it in Africa...
gss 2 1 Romania
13 Apr 2014 1:14PM
Before reading the info, thought you have inverted the photo, according the title
And, yesterday it was lunch day for my stray dogs, thank God they are both alive ans sane
JohnoP 11 2
13 Apr 2014 2:50PM
Thanks for sharing these images of this special little calf Colleen! John
13 Apr 2014 2:54PM
Well captured set, lets hope the little fella survives
Stunning wilidlife images, Colleen. Expert narrative adds great context.

Fred
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 5:04PM
An unusual find. Nature has not been kind to him.Smile

ivor
superb shots V3 for me


billy
13 Apr 2014 7:38PM
What a cutie Colleen. He does stand out unluckily for him. Lovely set. Cathy
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
13 Apr 2014 8:06PM
Aw, sweetheart.
X
13 Apr 2014 8:10PM
Wonderful images of this strange calf, Colleen!
George
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
13 Apr 2014 8:49PM
A lovely set Colleen,I do hope he will survive,he'd have a better chance if it was black.
NettaSmile
Bottom of the heap again,takes me time to look at the latest uploads.Very nice set with no particular favourites,I like them all.
Martyn.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 8:39AM
Interesting images Colleen. Not easy for this chap as nature has given him a rough deal. I do hope he survives.

Phil.
14 Apr 2014 1:40PM
Fascinating images Colleen - his chances are not great! A
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 2:08PM
Nice images but quite sad. I don't think he is going to have a long life unfortunatelySad
Ryan
Very lovely set !
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 3:05AM
Awwe... The poor wee thing...
Nature hum? I hope he can make it...
Good images...
IB
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Apr 2014 10:53PM
I hope this little guy survives against the odds, this is a lovely set of images of him

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