African Buffalo & Red-billed Oxpeckers
Kruger National Park – South Africa
These birds be the best and the worst friend of a buffalo at the same time.. However they eat skin parasites (like ticks and fleas) they also peck at the buffalo’s wounds to keep them open to more parasites.
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RhodieIke (11744) 2011-06-19 22:24
Wow, Fulya, You have captured a super photo of this chap, who looks like he has been through the wars a bit, with his ear all torn,love the birds on him as well,TFS, Cheers Iain.
PaulVDV (29019) 2011-06-19 22:36
Splendid nature picture with excellent sharpness.
Beautiful fitting title.
Best regards, Paul
daddo (26788) 2011-06-20 0:15
Merhaba Fulya Hanim.I am impressed with your African nature shots. Each has an individual take on the creature in question.Nice composition with the flowering shrub in the front and hint of various types of vegetation behind the animal. The light is superb, details excellent. I even detect the reddish glow in the eyes. They are formidable creatures and more intimidating than the lions. Cok guzel.Selamlar. Klaudio.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-06-20 6:50
You captured a great moment full of sympathy with the birds resting on the Buffalo, a large frame and the buffalo funny face, great light to show more detail
Have a nice day :)