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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Mon 25-Aug-14 11:47 PM
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"Beat It!!"


Denver, US
          

This hyena was not about to share any of the Cape Buffalo carcass with the White Backed Vulture that had flown in. Taken with a D4 and 80-400 at f/5.6, 1/640 and Auto ISO at 1600.

Here's a bit of a back story. Two days earlier, the vehicle we were in was charged by this Buffalo. The tracker and guide both stood up, clapped their hands and shouted, which was enough to stop the charge. As the Buffalo left, we noticed that the animal was limping badly and that its left rear leg had a deep gash and was also very swollen.

A short time later, shots were heard in the area of the stricken Buffalo. Subsequently, we learned that it had charged a walking party and was shot by the guide. A sad event, yet likely less painful and prolonged than being taken down by a pride of lions which was the most likely outcome. Richard


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IainD Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 21st May 2013Mon 25-Aug-14 11:50 PM
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Canterbury, AU
          

The hyena has a very mean set of teeth! I think I would let him go for it too, even if I could fly!
Really good shot. Send it to National Geographic!
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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Tue 26-Aug-14 12:16 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Great action shot.

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Tue 26-Aug-14 02:47 AM
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Vancouver Island, CA
          

What a stunning shot Richard ..
Well done capturing that action.

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dwr857 Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Aug 2014Tue 26-Aug-14 02:51 AM
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Winston Salem, US
          

This picture is so good it almost looks like a painting! Incredible shot!

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Tue 26-Aug-14 02:34 PM
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Denver, US
          

Iain, Rassie, Kip and Don: many thanks for looking and commenting. It is appreciated. Richard

  

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pqtrths Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd May 2007Tue 26-Aug-14 03:31 PM
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Dublin, CA, US
          

Richard:

Stunning photo. I agree with Iain -send it to Geographic ao any decent wildlife magazine.

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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Tue 26-Aug-14 07:26 PM
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Hectorspruit, ZA
          

This is an outstanding shot with very good light. Your timing was spot on.

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larrycurrlymoe Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009Tue 26-Aug-14 09:41 PM
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Calgary, CA
          

Well captured with tough subjects. None of these critters are designed to be seen, and as such, make for tough subjects! You definitely captured the moment. Keep them coming,
Turbo

  

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Wed 27-Aug-14 04:59 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thanks guys for your comments. They are appreciated. Richard

  

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kippford Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Feb 2012Wed 27-Aug-14 08:36 PM
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falkirk, UK
          

That is one of the best wildlife shots I have ever seen.

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freedomfarm Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2013Sat 30-Aug-14 11:50 AM
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US
          

Great photo and a great capture. It reminds me of something you might see in a natural history museum. Nice work.

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Sat 30-Aug-14 02:37 PM
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Denver, US
          

Kippford and Steve: many thanks for your comments. They are appreciated. Richard

  

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professorune Registered since 08th Jun 2013Sat 30-Aug-14 02:57 PM
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HK
          

Fantastic shot of predators in action.

  

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jrtx Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2009Sat 30-Aug-14 05:13 PM
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McAllen, US
          

What a wonderful shot of nature in action! Well done.

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Mon 01-Sep-14 08:15 PM
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Denver, US
          

P:rofessoreuno and JRTX: thank you for your comments. Richard

  

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mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006Tue 02-Sep-14 01:28 PM
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Nice action shot.

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 02-Sep-14 01:37 PM
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Mankato, US
          


Well done action and behavioral image!

Mark

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 02-Sep-14 01:52 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

Outstanding action shot.

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turenne Registered since 21st May 2014Tue 02-Sep-14 11:18 PM
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Vińa del Mar, CL
          

Best shot I have seen in many months.
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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Tue 02-Sep-14 11:55 PM
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Denver, US
          

Larry, Lunastar, john and Jorge: many thanks for taking the time to look and comment. It is appreciated.
Here's a bit more back story. I visited the buffalo carcass over a 3 day period and sat for quite a while during each visit. It wasn't until the 3rd morning when the hyena interacted with the vulture that was flying in. Although I hit the shutter button as fast as I could while watching through the viewfinder, I was still only able to get 3 frames off before the action stopped. Luckily, I got this one. Richard

  

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ctdrummer Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012Wed 03-Sep-14 03:20 AM
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Southern CT, US
          

Excellent capture! I agree that it looks like a painting, or actually, one of those dioramas you see in a museum!

Where was it taken?

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Wed 03-Sep-14 03:41 AM
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Denver, US
          

This is one of the best wildlife images I have ever seen. The intensity of the moment is graphically displayed and preserved. Great job!

Good shootin'


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