As if like a premonition, I witnessed one that gave me a gentle reminder that the time had come for the great crossing.
Place: Malampuzha reservoir, Palakkad, Kerala
The buffalo were crossing (not wildebeest!!). Sedately, wading through the shallows.
Till panic set in!! They turned as a group and rushed madly back into the safety of the waters. Some slipping in the slush and losing foot hold, others holding ground with panic in their eyes.
The reason. Local predators! Strays?
The last one is safe and dry. The Crossing is over. Masai Mara or Malampuzha?