Caption: Wildebeest herd (Connochaetes taurinus) drinking from waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa.
© Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Olympus C2100 UZ with 10x image-stabilized optical zoom lens; Shutter Speed 1/500; Aperture: f/5; ISO 100
Location: Mkuzi Game Reserve, situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, was proclaimed a protected area in 1912.
The 40,000-hectare reserve is recognised as a mecca for bird watchers, with a bird list well in excess of four hundred.
The reserve, characterized by an interesting diversity of natural habitats that can accommodate a wide variety of
wildlife, is both accessible and affordable as a safari destination.
Animals inhabiting the reserve include black and white rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, hippo, the handsome nyala antelope, blue wildebeest, impala,
kudu, plus other smaller antelope.
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