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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cape Buffalo Staredown

Cape buffalo are known to have poor eyesight, but an incredible sense of smell. While on safari in Murchison Falls National Park, we came across this herd of buffalo. We happened to be upwind of the herd, which was pushing our scent straight to them. The buffalo, totally aware of our presence, stared straight in our direction, even thought, presumably, they could not see us very well at all.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Uganda
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Blankenship