One of the reasons I love the bush is that you never really know what could unfold. It was meant to be a morning drive to go and see the large herd of buffalo that had made its way onto Londolozi. There we were sitting in the long grass taking photos of the buffalo as they chewed on the cud. All of a sudden the wind changed direction; this resulted in one of the more entertaining cameos that I have seen… two of Africa’s most revered animals faced off against each other.
A herd of over 100 buffalo were grazing in the open grasslands when one individual lifted it's head and got a whiff of the scent of lion - Adam Bannister
A lead male in the herd sees one of the lions in the long grass and heads directly for him - Adam Bannister
Once the first buffalo made a move in the direction of the lions the rest followed suite; a walk turned into a run - Adam Bannister
The two Majingilanes sensing that they are completely outnumbered, sprint away from the buffalo stampede - Adam Bannister
After finding two of the Majingilane Males sleeping in the grass with two Sparta lionesses, the buffalo herd rallied around to chase off their arch enemy - Lucien Beaumont
A close call - Lucien Beaumont
Everyone got away unharmed, but one could say that the buffalo won this battle!
Photographed by Lucien Beaumont and Adam Bannister
Filmed by Rob Kuzmicki