An amateur photographer travelling through Kenya has captured the incredible moment a buffalo started a f.i.g.h.t with an elephant… with deva.stating results.
The sleeping buffalo was startled by an elephant innocently walking past, and then made the surprising decision to charge the elephant…
Which didn’t work out well.
The elephant i.m.p.a.l.e.s the buffalo with a tusk and f.l.i.n.g.s the animal into the air.
Photos of the incident were taken by Kimberly Maurer, take a look:
The buffalo was sleeping when it was startled by the elephant
The elephant i.m.p.a.l.e.d the buffalo with its tusk
The incident was captured by amateur photographer Kimberly Maurer while travelling in Kenya
The buffalo was k.i.l.l.e.d in the confrontation
Kimberly said the brutal scene was a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.
“I started looking through the images on the back of my camera immediately after the attack and became very excited to discover that I had actually captured the event in detail,” she said.
“This photograph was, no doubt, a once-in-a-lifetime capture for me.
“As you would imagine, his carcass was a meal for another animal or two.”
Park rangers said they suspected the buffalo was ill when it charged the elephant, which could explain its uncharacteristic behaviour.