Rejoice as you are about to witness a real-life battle of Belarusian zubrs fighting for their right to become the leader of the herd. And believe us, it’s worth seeing!
This dramatic sequence of photos belongs to local photographer Dimid Vazhnik who was extremely lucky to discover a herd of over a hundred zubrs on the Belarusian plains.
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The incredible drone photos show a rare moment of two powerful male zubrs locked in an age-old battle for supremacy. Surprisingly, the confrontation wasn’t brutal and both fighters came out of it mostly unhurt. On his Instagram page, Vazhnik described his unique experience and share a video and series of images of the battle.
“The battle lasted about half an hour, during this time other animals closely watched what was happening. They almost didn’t pay attention to the drone, although before and after the battle they fled in fear. Mummies with calves raised panic triggering a chain reaction among others that made them flee. During the battle, all attention was focused on who would win.
There were virtually no direct blows with horns, the duel was more like sumo wrestling, where the rivals had to push each other out of a circle. It was clear the animals had no purpose to inflict wounds on each other – they measured their force. Nevertheless, there were wounds, and the weakest had to retreat.”