Lionesses (Panthera leo) watching buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd from a distance.
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.
The buffalo herd is under constant stress with these lions stalking and hunting them on a regular basis. At night the buffalo sleep in a tight group with bulls on the outside and calves in the middle. The lions face a row a horns and can not attack them. But in the morning when they get up and start moving to feed the lions start following them and look for an opportunity to attack either an old or injured adult or calf.