Cape Buffalo Head Study - 2016
One of the Big Five game animals, the Cape Buffalo is a herd animal that has never been domesticated. Otherwise known as the 'black death' or 'dugga boy', it is renowned for its aggression and temper. The buffalo's nature is unpredictable and they are considered dangerous to people. They have unusual curved horns; the bases of each fuse together forming a shield across the forehead called a ‘boss’. Unsurprisingly, they have few predators.
Hamish has created a striking study of this impressive animal. His bronze Cape Buffalo Head sculpture brings us face to face with the impressive horns, flared nostrils and steely glare of this extraordinary animal. He commands respect. For anybody interested in African wildlife, this limited edition sculpture would make a very special gift.
See also Cape Buffalo Head 2017
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
The Cape Buffalo is one of the most iconic members of the "big five", and the most dangerous. When on a research trip, sometimes you see and photograph something that just needs sculpting. I came across this mature bull at Lewa Conservancy in Kenya who had the most amazing boss. He put his head up to smell my scent in the wind. Here I wanted to capture the typical eyeballing stare of a winded buffalo!