Bronze 2019 / Nature / Wildlife (Non-Pro)

The Power of Africa

  • Photographer
    Barbara Fleming
  • Agency / Studio
    Barbara Fleming Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife

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.

Barbara Fleming is an international award winning wildlife photographer who has traveled throughout Africa over the last 18 years, searching and photographing endangered species to include the African wild dog and cheetah and lion. More recently she has traveled to India in search of the Bengal tiger, Nepal to look for the one-horned rhinoceros and Brazil to photograph the jaguar. Barbara is always searching for and trying to photograph animals that are remote, hoping to share her experiences through the visual world with those who may not have a chance to see for themselves.