After a chance encounter this large male lion had with a big buffalo, the buffalo charged straight at the lion and then veered off. Wisely this lion decided to make a hasty retreat.

Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa

panthera leo

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 1/1000s f/14.0 at 100.0mm iso1600

686 views as of 12/6/12

Male meeting the buffalo

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Wonderful action shot. You should submit this to If It Move, Shoot It group. Yes, Lions don’t mess with Buffalo too often when they get turned on.

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 3 years ago

    You can feel the power in this shot, love the left side focus as it gives the impression a great burst of speed is coming

  • Thank you, he was very motivated to quickly get out of the way !

    – Michael Moss

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    9 May 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago


  • Thank you :)

    – Michael Moss

  • RCTrotman
    RCTrotmanover 3 years ago

  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Great action shot, Michael!

  • Many thanks for the feature :)

    – Michael Moss

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettover 3 years ago

    Fabulous, powerful shot.

  • Thank you !

    – Michael Moss

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Must have been a big buffalo :-0

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

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