Cape Buffalo with Oxpecker

PhotographerBarbara
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryColorado Springs, United States
Photo DateNovember 2014
Technical InfoNikon D4s, 500mm lens
Entry Description

I was photographing a breeding herd of Cape buffalo when I quickly became fascinated with the active Yellow-billed Oxpecker flying on and around all the Buffalo. The challenge began to capture one in focus as it came in for a landing. The Yellow-billed Oxpecker is native to Africa and will perch on Cape buffalo as well as other mammals to eat the ticks and other parasites found on the animals.