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Close Quarters by Rudi van den Heever
Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Close Quarters

by Rudi van den Heever

Being close to the most aggressive and most dangerous member of the big five family is an experience on its own... Getting even closer with a long lens almost takes you on a journey into the soul of the majestic african buffalo! This image is almost full frame and taken in the Kruger National Park, South Africa..
Equipment: Canon 7D & 500mm F4 L lens
Rudi van den Heever
"What an awesome privilege to view the wonderful detail of God's creation through a man-made lens!" I am a lawyer, photographer and conservationist (not necessarily in that order) from Pretoria, South Africa. Sharing my images and this amazing journey through the natural splendour of the Southern African plains, bush and sky, have proved to be one of the most satisfying experiences of my life... I hope that through my photography I can inspire others to conserve and protect the natural heritage of our children...

Close Quarters by Rudi van den Heever was photo of the day on Wednesday, 13th August 2014. You can leave a comment below.

9 Comments

13th August 2014 at 1:43 am

Great shot, close and personal. Love the crop. Wonderful contrast and presentation Rudi. Congrats! Lorenzo

Pamela North

13th August 2014 at 8:16 am

This close up plus the black and white makes for a really dramatic image. Great work Rudi.

Danette Volkmer

13th August 2014 at 8:16 am

What an amazing and impactful image! Thanks so much for sharing it.

13th August 2014 at 8:53 am

Greta use of black and white, as it serves the subject very well.

Bonnie

13th August 2014 at 10:47 am

Very defined close up Rudi! Well done!!

Rudi van den Heever

14th August 2014 at 9:56 am

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! It is much appreciated! ;)

17th August 2014 at 5:13 pm

gorgeous!
such depth of character and feeling in this portrait!

Sheila Hofer

20th August 2014 at 12:43 am

THE DEEPTH OF THIS PICTURE IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR WORDS.WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL….BLACK AND WHITE REALLY DOES IT.
THANK YOU FOR THIS.

scott

20th August 2014 at 4:55 pm

Kruger is a great place, we have wonderful memories and thanks for bringing them back. I remember all of the swarms of flies around the buffalo!

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