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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Attitude [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 14:48
Viewed: 5808
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a bovid from the family of the Bovidae. It is up to 1.7 meters high, 3 meters long, and can reach a weight of 900 kilograms.

This photo was taken just south of Satara in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The local game wardens nicknamed these bachelor male buffalos "dugha boys" (dugha meaning mud) because of their habit of covering themselves in mud to get rid of parasites.

We happened to be on a bridge with the buffalo below us. That gave me this different angle.

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Hello Willem

nice photo of this dangerous animal

I have tried a little workshop on it



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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-08-14 18:03]


Nice ... I hear that the Cape Buffalo can be very dangerious.


Hierdie "dugha boy" is sticking his tongue out at ya!
Not nice to do, but it got you a nice shot! I recall that one had best not get in the way of these dughars! Tfs, J.

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