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Antelope Pictures - Pg 1

This gallery showcases a mix of antelope images - including impala, kudu, red lechwe, nyala and springbok - taken in a number of the national parks and game reserves in southern Africa.

The graceful, elegant impala is prolific in South Africa's Kruger National Park and also in most other nature reserves in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

Small groups of young bachelors can often be seen near the road, as can larger herds comprising a mature ram and his entourage of ewes.

Impala sprinting, motion blur
Impala Running from Danger

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Impala ewes, Kruger Park, South Africa impala at waterhole Kudu ram in morning light
Kudu bull, Kruger Park, South Africa Kudu Bull showing spiral horns Kudu Bull standing in thorn scrub
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Red Lechwe ram Red Lechwe rams, Okavango Delta, Botswana Young impala ram close-up
Waterbuck male, side-on Steenbuck ram, Kruger Park, South Africa Springbok skeleton, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
Nyala bull drinking, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa Nyala bull at waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa Nyala bull close-up, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
Magnificent Spiral Horns
Kudu bulls, with their magnificent spiral horns, and waterbuck, with the characteristic white ring round the rump, are also regularly sighted in the Kruger Park.

However, to get images of the red lechwe, one usually has to travel to Botswana's Okavango Delta as this antelope lives only in permanent swamps and wetlands.

The lechwe is a good swimmer and will rather take refuge in water than try to outrun its pursuers.

Makgadikgadi Pans
In sharp contrast to the lush Okavango Delta, Botswana's Makgadikgadi Pans are totally arid in the dry season. The picture of the springbok, a recent victim of one of the pan's predators, was taken at sunset from a microlight.

The three shots of the Nyala bull (Row 5) were taken at a waterhole in Mkuzi Game Reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal.

The nyala is common in this area of South Africa, but is found sparingly in the Kruger National Park and further north into Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is regarded as a rare antelope.

Only the males carry the impressive ivory-tipped, lyre-shaped horns.

Antelope Captions:
Row 1:
1.Pair of impala ewes, Kruger Park, South Africa
2.Impala ram at waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
3.Kudu bull in morning light, Weenen Nature Reserve, S. Africa

Row 2:
1.Kudu bull, Kruger Park, South Africa
2.Kudu bull in winter grass, Weenen Nature Reserve, S Africa
3.Kudu bull in thorn scurb, Weenen Nature Reserve, S Africa

Row 3:
1.Red Lechwe ram, Okavango Delta, Botswana
2.Pair of red lechwe, Okavango Delta, Botswana
3.Young impala ram close-up, Kruger Park, S. Africa

Row 4:
1.Waterbuck bull, Kruger Park, South Africa
2.Young steenbuck ram, Kruger Park, South Africa
3.Springbok skeleton, Makgadigadi Pans, Botswana

Row 5:
1.Nyala bull drinking, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
2.Nyala bull at waterhole, Mkuzi GR, South Africa
3.Nyala bull close-up, Mkuzi GR, South Africa

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