Cape Buffalo by moon light.
It is a very tiring business waiting through the night in the hides at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. But the wait is certainly worth it when huge Cape buffalo emerge from the darkness to drink. A very impressive sight given they are just a couple of metres (or sometimes even closer!) from the hide.
The buffalo is a very large and powerful animal. The males can weigh up to 600kg and stand 1.4m at the shoulder. Their massive horns and heavy boss are a striking feature. A large and impressive animal