Another incredible sighting captured by our recent guest, Tara L Waters, of a lone buffalo bull strangely attacking a young elephant calf. The young calf was innocently feeding in the reeds alongside its mother when the grumpy buffalo turned around and ran headfirst into the tiny calf. The force of the buffalo catapulted the elephant into a small pool of the Sand River. Close by, sleepy crocodiles got a fright as a tremendous splash woke them suddenly. Naturally, the entire herd of elephants were irate and wasted little time in chasing off the buffalo bull…
Photographed by: Tara L Waters (Londolozi Guest)
Filed under Guests Photography Wildlife
What an astonishing scene to witness (not very nice mind you!), and I am just so chuft that the little Elly was saved before the crocs got to it. I only hope it’s injuries are not too serious and that the Buff learnt his lesson (Grumpy old men!!!). Fantastic capture Tara – well done.
Hope the calf is OK! Love elephants and their protective nature!
“Grumpy old Men”…..well some things never change…lol…..Amazing Pictures Tara & I certainly hope that our little calf will be okay…:)
Incredible!! I want some of whatever Tara has when I get back to Londolozi! She’s having all the fun! LOL
Oh my, what an incredibly scary scene to watch. Why would this buffalo attack the elephant calf? Probably just because it could, being an old grump and all. Thanks for sharing this incredible story and photos too.
What an incredible experience! Glad it all ended well.
This event has an element of amusement to it.
Wow, thanks for sharing this with us, great pics as well. Hope the little ellie is okay