JUST STARING - THE BUFFALO - Syncerus caffer  by Magaret Meintjes
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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

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 12, 5 m
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

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes8 months ago


    THE BUFFALO
    SHOULDER HEIGHT: 12, 5 m
    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

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarkson8 months ago

    He certainly looks grumpy, but very beautiful! Great capture Magriet!

  • Thanks so much Maree, i am humbly honored for the fav, thank you!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp8 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks so much Larry!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarke8 months ago

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chant8 months ago

    WOWWW what a shot, wouldn’t want to meet him head on, terrific work

  • Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely comment!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Macky
    Macky8 months ago

    Great detail and light, the Oxpecker an added bonus, well captured dear Mags!!

  • Thank you so much dear Macky x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted8 months ago

    06-11-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much for a great honor Kira x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon8 months ago

  • jozi1
    jozi18 months ago

    Awesome,Maggie :)

  • Thanks Tony!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago


    This is marvelous!

  • Thank you x

    – Magaret Meintjes

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