Lion pride (Panthera leo) following the buffalo herd (Syncerus caffer) - which number around 1200 animals.
Duba Plains area. Okavango Delta. BOTSWANA. Southern Africa.
THIS BUFFALO HERD AND ITS LION INTERACTION HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY FILMED BY DEREK AND BEVERLEY JOUBERT.
When the buffalo are not feeding they tend to group tightly in wooded areas with the young in the center to protect themselves againt these lions. They are under constant stress with these lions stalking and hunting them on a regular basis.