Back From Africa (Part 4) - Lions vs. Cape Buffalo!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Here is some action shots from our recent trip to Africa, taken in Tanzania.

    We were watching a pride of Lions that was fairly close and then moved away and laid down in the tall grass. One Lion separated from the group and came closer to us. A bit later, 4 Cape Buffalo walked by, eating some of the grass. The lone Lion got up and the 4 Cape Buffalo moved away, walking right into the rest of the pride of Lions. The chase (unsuccessful) was on! :eek:

    One of the Cape Buffalo - D70 80-400VR @400mm:

    The Lone Lion is up - D-100 70-200 AFS-VR @ 340mm:

    The Cape Buffalo move off, you can just see the ears of the rest of the pride of Lions to the right of the Cape Buffalo horns - D-100 70-200 AFS-VR @ 340mm:

    And the Cape Buffalo said "Oh %^&*, where did all the Lions come from?"
    D-100 70-200 AFS-VR @ 340mm:

    It would take more than one Lion to take down a Cape Buffalo - D70 80-400VR @400mm:


    And the Cape Buffalo escape - note one set of kicked off Lion paws in the air:

    Bob & Nan
  2. the last one looks as tho a lion got dumped. great sequence.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow Bob,

    How exciting it must have been to watch and capture...

    Amazing site to see i am sure.

    Great shors...
    Thanks for sharing.
  4. great series, looks like it is right out of national geographic, big question is did they get away??
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