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Buffalo sunrise, Masai Mara.(note the large tumour on his neck)         Buffalo bull on the Chobe river         Duelling young male Buffalo pair, Moremi GR.           Battling to

Rietvlei Nature Reserve.   We go there for the birds...  

How does one scratch without hands?     Cape buffalo, Clocolan, South Africa.

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Peter Connan

That makes the fifth bird specie I have seen perched on buffalo.

 

Very interesting, and great photo as usual Mike!

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Thank you, Peter!

 

In East Africa, on some occasions, I've seen wattled starlings also perching on zebras.

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Ruaha, November 2014

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Ruaha, October 2010

 

 

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gatoratlarge

Here are some of mine:

 

From the Masai Mara, outside Kruger, and parts in between---one of them has horns like "That Girl's" hairdo :D

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They all have "attitude":

 

 

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CAPE BUFFALO

Both images taken in early July 2015

Image 1: Close up facial study. One of a small herd of around 15 individuals. At the time of taking the image the herd was being stalked by a lion pride. The outcome was not witnessed. Ngorongoro Crater. 06.50.

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mk1. 400mm. f/5.6. 1/200. ISO 200. Very slight crop to centre the image.

Image 2: Part of a large aggressive herd, 150+ individuals. Tarangire N.P. 08.35.

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Mk 1. 105mm. f/5.6. 1/200. ISO 100. Cropped to remove excessive foreground.

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Here are a couple forest buffs from Dzanga Bai to round out my African buffalo portfolio :D :

 

They mainly enjoyed laying in the cool mud and ignoring the elephants until one young bull (or an old bull) scattered them to show their prowess over the bai:

 

 

 

 

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Soukous

Chobe River, Botswana. May 2017

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Chobe River. May 2017

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Chobe River. May 2017

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theplainswanderer

Ah brings back  great memories of our two days on the Chobe!   Lovely! 

 

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Peter Connan

Now here's an old bugger:

 

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Rietvlei Nature Reserve, 7 July 2019

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Tom Kellie

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Dagga-boy with Buddies

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya on 5 October, 2014 at 12:37 pm, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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A grouping showing how disparate species get along.
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On foot close to a herd in South Luangwa NP September 2014 

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