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In the dust, Cape Buffalo

By rontear  
Part of a herd of 200 or more that were drinking beside the river Kwando in North east Botswana. They started to move off as we approached, creating this dust cloud. The dry season was in full swing, these two individual males had come out of the herd to warn us off. Cape buffalo are notoriously bad tempered.

Tags: Botswana Cape buffalo Herd africa Wildlife and nature

Voters: xinia, Maddie, AlleyCatz and 39 more

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Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2007 10:45AM
Great wildlife shot....very atmospheric.

Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
28 Jan 2007 11:14AM
Excellent capture, and illustration of their environment.
fraserd 14 2 Scotland
28 Jan 2007 11:37AM
superb stuff.
Phoebecat 14 1 Italy
28 Jan 2007 12:22PM
Well-caught - like the light on the dust

clevercloggs 16 244 11 Netherlands
28 Jan 2007 1:59PM
good story, for one minute I thought it was the dust a helicopter created whilst taking off.
good snap shot.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
28 Jan 2007 2:32PM
had to be yours...very atmospheric!!!
DYankee 14 6 United States
28 Jan 2007 2:52PM
Great photo op!
The dust is a great aspect to the over all atmosphere.
Dawn Smile
28 Jan 2007 5:06PM
Great shot, the dust and light make this a very atmospheric shot
MDaniel 14 3 3 Ghana
28 Jan 2007 6:02PM
Seariously great wildlife shot
pcjackso Junior Member 15 7
28 Jan 2007 6:50PM
What a great capture
A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
28 Jan 2007 7:19PM
They look very annoyed with you

exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
28 Jan 2007 7:41PM
A lovely detailed atmospheric image lovely light and tones and composition.
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2007 8:19PM
You can feel the panic in the image. excellent work ron

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2007 8:34PM
Excellent work, Ron. Very "heat and dust". Have the well deserved 30 on me.
munk 16 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2007 8:48PM
Great image Ron, Super light & atmospher well worthy of an R.C.
29 Jan 2007 5:52AM
Nicely caught, the mix of light and dust give it real atmosphere and help you to imagine being there - those buffalo look real mean!
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 11:27PM
Atmosphere and action - one in a million shot.

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