"If this isn't life!"
Notes on Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling from Jim Brandenburg:
"I was on assignment in Kenya for National Geographic Magazine when I happened upon this scene. My story was Rhinos but this moment electrified me. I still remember the feeling, a rare moment in my photographic career, when many compelling elements converged. The delicate rain fell upon a colorful Glossy Starling as it sat nonchalantly in a thorn tree in the foreground of one of Africa's most dangerous animals. The Cape Buffalo kills more people each year than lions - no gentle cow. With an unpredictable mood they can charge quickly with deadly power. As Milli's comment says, life's forces residing in one moment.
Delicate appearances can have ominous backdrops...
This image rarely gets chosen by editors but
remains one of my personal favorites."
Pic of the Week (July 25, 2014): M453 Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling- Africa
Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work.
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