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Buffalo

By ColleenA
Good morning, thanks for your great response yet again to my Wildlife series. A BIG thank you to Carol (Caziwinkles) for her UA
Today I thought I would show you a few images of Buffalo. He is my lead image because of his shadow for Saturday shadow day. They are the least interesting of the Big 5 but I love taking images of them. The younger buffalo in the herd are not normally aggressive but beware the older males who have been pushed out of the herd and forced to lead solitary lives until they eventually die. If you look carefully he has thousands of flies around him. This herd came down to our Waterhole at the lodge at lunchtime which is not a good time with the harsh light for photographs. The rest of the images are of the herd drinking. They were all taken from our deck in front of our bedroom suite. I have included one image taken on one of our game drives of a really grumpy buffalo, V4...you would not want to meet him alone in the bush on foot. Even his ears are all old and torn.
Have a great day

Tags: Wildlife and nature Wildlife and nature South Africa

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Comments


S_Psharma 4 1 India
15 Jun 2013 5:34AM
All images are outstanding difficult to say which is best.

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15 Jun 2013 5:43AM
Good morning Collen, Another excellent set well captured and presented. Have a nice week end

Andy
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
15 Jun 2013 5:59AM
Beautiful set V4 and V5 for me. Have a great weekend.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
15 Jun 2013 6:16AM
Good morning Colleen !! You are up early for a change Smile Looks like we are in for a few lovely days here. Friends from Cape Town will arrive later so we will have a full weekend Smile I love Buffalo - they are the strong silent guys which I respect immensely !! Really great images these - I do enjoy your bushveld series a lot Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Jun 2013 6:22AM
Superb images, Colleen, wouldn't want to meet one of them on a dark night in the bush Smile Carol
15 Jun 2013 7:03AM
This is such a beautiful set it is hard to choose between them, the grumpy one is not beautiful but he is certainly imposing. We were always told by the local people that they were more afraid of meeting a buffalo in the bush than almost any other animal. Almost is the key word.
As to a dark night, Carol I wouldn't like to meet one of them at any time anwhere Grin Well, in a car built like a tank it could be ok. Tongue

Harriet
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
15 Jun 2013 7:11AM
Yes Harriet and Carol they are extremely dangerous hence being part of The Big 5.
15 Jun 2013 7:27AM
A beauty.

Jeff
15 Jun 2013 7:44AM
Such a strong looking beast.
You have a great set here.
15 Jun 2013 7:52AM
This really is a first class set, Colleen!SmileSmile
They look quite friendly to me - but, I wouldn't get too close!
Richard
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Jun 2013 8:03AM
V 1 and 3 for me! Wouldn't like to get to close to these horns!
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 8:03AM
Another fabulous set Colleen - why do I always think they look like they have elaborate hair styles? V5 slightly pips the others for me today as you have superb eye contact with most of the herd. Stunning.
Quoise Plus
3 736 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 8:11AM
Another fab set!
15 Jun 2013 8:12AM
Another fine set Colleen V5 my favourite,
Fred.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
15 Jun 2013 8:21AM
Another fine set Colleen but V5 has stunning composition and eye contact Smile

Rod
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 8:26AM
Nice picture Colleen.
John.
15 Jun 2013 8:32AM
Didn't know what to expect this time.....but love version 5, it's almost as if you directed them...!
Have a lovely weekend,
Regards
Angela
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
15 Jun 2013 8:36AM
An excellent set Colleen. You are so lucky to have access to such natural photo opportunities.
Joan.
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
15 Jun 2013 8:50AM
A great set,but would not want to come face to face with one of these like I do with our cattleSmile
NettaSmile
15 Jun 2013 9:11AM
Great set. Smile With a million flies buzzing around V1 I can imagine his odour. Tongue
Poor old man V4.. love him...and V5 they all look interested in you Colleen...in a good way...lol... terrific set!!!

Lynette GrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
15 Jun 2013 9:29AM
V4 is my fave, looks so powerful and dangerous.
15 Jun 2013 9:39AM
cracking good set again Colleen I have two favourites to V4 because of the expression captured a mix of controlled enthusiasm and spontaneous indifference and v5 for the smiley and inquisitive way you have attracted them...also thanks for you comments on my UA thanks I thought it would provoke a laugh and some good comments and it did. Had to amend it today as Lin added her UA yesterday after I had uploaded the thanks

Graham Grin GrinGrin
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 9:59AM
Outstanding set of images, beautifully captured

Hugh
jdinne 13 16 England
15 Jun 2013 9:59AM
Great set Colleen V4 for me today he looks really mean.......think I would have been off down the road in the opposite direction Smile

John
15 Jun 2013 10:07AM
Wonderful set of Buffalo photos.
You had some great sightings on your safari game drives
Regards Brian
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 10:47AM
I see what you mean about V4!
These are truly wonderful images Colleen with V1 and V5
being superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Jun 2013 11:18AM
Hope there were no flies on you, Colleen! Grin Great set, with V1 being a good 'un for the Saturday Shadows, but my faves are V4 & V5 for the eye contact Wink
Trev Smile
15 Jun 2013 12:25PM
Wonderful images Colleen, the horns look like a pretty serious weapon and not to be messed with
Maurice
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 12:31PM
I particularly like the big picture in v3 today SmileSmile
Helen
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 12:41PM
Another great series of images Colleen, Like V5 bestSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
CHRISB911 10 54 1
15 Jun 2013 3:03PM
excellent set colleen
Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 3:10PM
Nice set of images ,all worthy of a click.
15 Jun 2013 3:21PM
Great set Colleen. Cathy
15 Jun 2013 4:04PM
What Great Beasts Colleen,-in every sense-looks rather frigtening,even in the screen. Very well done Colleen!GrinSmileGrinSmileGrinSmile ---- Jukka.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 4:08PM
A very fine set, v4 looks like time to run.Smile

ivor
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
15 Jun 2013 5:23PM
I love the pose in v4, great shots

Peter
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 7:22PM
Great shots Colleen,

Ali
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 8:01PM
I can't fault any of 'em, just keep them coming!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
15 Jun 2013 11:07PM
Brilliant set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Lovely captures of these majestic creatures with magic light.
Well done Colleen. WesternRed.
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 3:19PM
This is a great set, they look extremely stoicle but I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of them.

Tish
17 Jun 2013 2:53PM
Composición perfecta.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Jun 2013 11:55PM
Not a beast to be messed with! The one in v1 looks particulary malevolant and looks as though it is about to charge you!!!

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