New born in danger
New born in danger

The birth of this Cape Buffalo calf (Syncerus Caffer) could not have been more dramatic: it was just after sunset, and darkness was falling quickly. The air was full of smoke after a recent bushfire. The buffalo herd was surrounded by a pride of roaring lions, that were starting to hunt.

The herd was already moving away, and the mother was nervously pushing the calf with its snout - and sometimes with its horns - trying to make him walk before they were found alone by the lions.

Eventually, the calf stood up and safely walked away with its mother.

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Nikon F100, Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VR, beanbag.
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Date: 10/09/2005

Location: Kwando, Okavango, Botswana

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

New born in danger

The birth of this Cape Buffalo calf (Syncerus Caffer) could not have been more dramatic: it was just after sunset, and darkness was falling quickly. The air was full of smoke after a recent bushfire. The buffalo herd was surrounded by a pride of roaring lions, that were starting to hunt.

The herd was already moving away, and the mother was nervously pushing the calf with its snout - and sometimes with its horns - trying to make him walk before they were found alone by the lions.

Eventually, the calf stood up and safely walked away with its mother.

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Nikon F100, Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VR, beanbag.
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Date: 10/09/2005

Location: Kwando, Okavango, Botswana

Photographer: Arturo de Frias