Photo of the Day 13 September 2008

Buffalo Carcass, Zakouma National Park, Chad, 2007
Photograph by Michael Nichols
Chad's Zakouma National Park, a rare wildlife refuge in tumultuous central Africa, comprises less that 1,200 square miles (3,100 square kilometers), but its permanent water sources attract an abundance of large and small fauna. This buffalo took its last breath near one of Zakouma's rivers.