Bronze 2019 / Nature / Wildlife

The Power of Africa

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Company
    Fleming Safari Company, LLC
  • Photographer
    Barbara Fleming

The Cape Buffalo is one of the most powerful and feared animals in Africa, responsible for many attacks on human beings. The only native buffalo in Africa, nearly 90% of the species from Kenya south to the Horn of South Africa were wiped out in the 1890's by Rinderpest from introduced domesticated cattle. They are an excellent example of species recovery and are now no longer considered threatened although they are still subject to periodic disease outbreak from domesticated livestock.  Large, dark and imposing, the cape buffalo is often overlooked as a thing of beauty, but beautiful, it is.