This picture was taked in an Area of the Okavango Delta known as Duba Plain. The lioness in the picture is running for safety while chased by a big male buffalo. Lions are afraid of the horns of a large bulls like the one in the picture. The size and power of the bull combined with those big horn allow a buffalo to easily kill a lion.
For this reason lions tend to attach only female buffalos and calves.
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claudigan (2837) 2007-06-22 12:20
really nice and wilde shot!
I like how sharp is the lioness and all drops around. i understand her fears seing all these bufallos. this scene is unusual as we know lions to be the hunter but not the victim.
markbrunner (342) 2007-09-06 21:02
Fantastic image! keep up the good work, mark
matt_moi (318) 2008-02-05 1:44
Hello Andrea !
Excellent wild shot, with a lot of power and animal emotion.
- Copyright: andrea bergamelli (a_berga) (525)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favourite travel pictures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 9:56