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Syncerus caffer

Syncerus caffer
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-20 9:00
Viewed: 4181
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovid. It is up to 1.7 meters high, 3.4 meters long. Savannah type buffaloes weigh 500-900 kg, with only males, normally larger than females, reaching the upper weight range. Forest type buffaloes are only half that size.[1]The African Buffalo is not closely related to the slightly larger Wild Asian Water Buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear. Owing to its unpredictable nature which makes it highly dangerous to humans, it has not been domesticated, unlike its Asian counterpart, the Domestic Asian Water Buffalo.

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2008-11-20 10:36]

Un placer poder brindar la primer crítica positiva a un fotógrafo admirable como eres tú, Ferran. Una toma fresca, sin ningún arreglo ni retoque, bella por sí, que nos planta frente a esta orgullosa bestia como si estuvieramos allí, de cara al Gran Señor del Lodo. Desde Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, ARGENTINA, tu amigo, Hernán Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh)

Excellent image, Ferran. Especially in terms of point of view. A lot of 3D and he knows how to communicate:-)
The focus is precise.

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