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.
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
1.Pair of impala ewes, Kruger Park, South
2.Impala ram at waterhole, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
3.Kudu bull in morning light, Weenen Nature Reserve, S.
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
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
1.Waterbuck bull, Kruger Park, South Africa
2.Young steenbuck ram, Kruger Park, South Africa
3.Springbok skeleton, Makgadigadi Pans, Botswana
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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