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"IN PORTRAIT" of the older BUFFALO - *Syncerus caffer* by Magaret Meintjes

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Featured in the groups
Extreme Close-ups
World Wildlife Photography
Eye Contact
Antlers Racks and other horned animals
Wild Africa
Indigenous to east and Southern Africa
Even-toad Ungulates
Welcome to the Jungle
High Quality Images
Art Universe
Close-ups in Nature

Nikon D50
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Digital Vari-Program: Sports
1/320 sec – F/4
Sensitivity: ISO 200

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 persued 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 shere 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

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright. All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Downloaded in Any Way.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 5 years ago

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythalmost 5 years ago

    Love this one, great eyes and I can’t forget those mushroom ears! What a pro you are…

  • Thank you so much for your visit dear Anne and what a kind and wonderful comment, I appreciate it. Take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    another cracking shot,dawnx

  • Thank you my dear friend, another very kind comment, as always! Take care, hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this old timer Margaret

  • Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment sweet friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 5 years ago

    Excellent detail on the OLD Man.

  • Thank you so much Wareen for your kind comment, take care !x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot.. you must have been close at only 78mm?!

  • Thank so much Steve, yes it was a very,very close one! Landed up in the center of the herd while crossing the road! take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the honor of a fav and a great comment, I appreciate it. Take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 5 years ago
  • Thank you so much for the honor in featuring my work dear friend, I am hunbly grateful. Take care and a big hug to my special sunsihine “longtime” friend xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Thank you so much for the honor and the wonderful news, I am thrilled! Take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjiealmost 5 years ago

    Scary….he will charge if you don’t move…Well done!:)x

  • Thankn you so much for your kind comment Karin, I appreciate it, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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