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Lions on the prowl

Lions on the prowl

Marty’s photo of the day #3361: Look closely and you’ll see lions on both sides of the Cape buffalo. Overall, five lionesses took part in the hunt. Deb and I watched for about forty-five minutes, but the lions never moved in for a kill. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

The most dangerous animal in Africa

The most dangerous animal in Africa

Marty’s photo of the day #3251: This is a Cape buffalo, photographed in Zimbabwe. From my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Brian carried a high-powered rifle as a defense against animal attacks. He paused to warn us about animals that could force him to use it: “Contrary to what you […]

Lions on the prowl

Lions on the prowl

Marty’s photo of the day #2790: When in Zimbabwe, Deb and I stood on the opposite side of a river channel and watched five lions stalking two Cape buffalo. We never saw a kill and eventually had to leave before it got dark. I shot this photo as we canoed on by.

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Marty’s photo of the day #2614: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. C is for Cape Buffalo. What is the most dangerous animal in the African bush? Some people say lions, but nature guides say Cape buffalo. As one […]

Lion on the hunt

Lion on the hunt

Marty’s photo of the day #2379: I watched this lion and two others hunt Cape buffalo in Zimbabwe. The lions didn’t make a kill during the hour I was there, but hunting isn’t simple when you are a lion. Perhaps she and her hunting party had success later that evening.

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