Buffalo and the Oxpecker
60x60cm oil on linen
Buffalo are impressive animals and often feared. Their enormous horns can be fatal for humans, for lions, anything gets in their way; they’re quite grumpy too! But they are extraordinary. On camp at night you can often hear the buffalo munching away, they are temped by the lush grass near the shower of the tent and they are noisy eaters! The first night hearing this right by your tent can be alarming, but after a while it becomes soporific, safe in the knowledge they're feasting while I sleep! It must have worked for this buff, as he was very calm one morning as we captured the shot in perfect profile. An oxpecker sat on his head, ready for his next peck.
This painting comes unframed, with D rings and hanging cord are attached ready to hang.