21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Cape Buffalo often wallow in a mud bath to keep flies at bay. The mud also helps them stay cool. This grumpy fellow -- solitary males are generally grumpy -- had covered himself head to hoof.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
Copyright: © Nancy Garret