IN ABUNDANCE - THE BUFFALO - Syncerus caffer - BUFFEL by Magaret Meintjes

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The Buffalo – Syncerus caffir
Captured: The Kruger National Park, SOUTH AFRICA
Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
1/1250 sec – F/5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Lens Sigma 70-300mm DG
MASS: 600kg
GESTATION: 330 days; single calf; breeds throughout the year with peaks in August and September
These are gregarious, shy creatures with fair sight, poor to good hearing and a good sense of smell.
When pursued and wounded they are very dangerous
If approached on foot, they will stare in your direction before finally running off uttering grunts.
It is wise to avoid dense cover and reeds where old bulls may be lying up, they charge head on and are difficult to stop at short range.
Good simmers, they are fond of wallowing.
The boss, heavy part of the horn which rests on the animal’s head, and horns, are used to smash bushes.
They are preyed upon by lions which are invariably found trailing large herds.
DIET: Grazer, but occasionally browses on shoots, twigs and bushes.
Dependant on water; therefore limited in distribution by available water

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Fantastic,Maggie :)

  • Thanks so much Tony!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    Stunning!!! What a thrill to see that herd. Great shot!

  • Thank you so very much Jack, so happy you enjoyed!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much for excepting!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    3 July 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

    Wonderful story of survival. A fav

  • Thank you so much Joseph i am so honored for the fav and appreciate your visits and lovely comments very much!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much Joseph I am so honored!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Macky
    Mackyover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for excepting dear Macky !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

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