A mother will do anything to protect her young
Photographer Kimberly Maurer was on a holiday vacation at the Maasai Mara National Reserve when she saw something extraordinary happening in front of her eyes. Quickly thinking, she grabbed her camera and captured the momentous scene right in the act.
“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. 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,” she describes.
Astonishing photos show a mother elephant attacking a buffalo to protect her three calves.