|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
The Cape Buffalo is considered one of the most dangerous of Africa fauna: it's big, fast, dumb, and peevish. I saw a buffalo in a thicket near Victoria Falls but it was sufficiently concealed to not show up in a photo. The second buffalo we saw, having already been killed by lions, didn't exactly count as "on the hoof", so we were pleased to spot several buffalo, including this one, after dusk. This is a hand-held long exposure illuminated primarily by the spotter's light, hence the prominent shadow. Consequently, the picture's a bit blurred, but it's the best shot of a buffalo I managed to get.