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Antelope Pictures - Pg 2

These antelope images, including impala, kudu, waterbuck and steenbuck, are from conservation areas and national parks in South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia.

The photos of impala show some of this family's habits, particularly how they gather in herds, often with a single ram taking control of a breeding herd of 15 to 20 females.

Once in this position of dominance, he can never relax as there are constant challenges from other males desperate to take over his harem and produce their own offspring.

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Young impala ram in golden light Impala ram in soft rain Kudu bull drinking at waterhole
Impala antelope group Kudu bull side-on view Trio of kudu bulls, Kruger National Park
Impala rams fighting on river bank Impala Rams locking horns Impala female group
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Impala ram with ewes, Kruger Park, South Africa Steenbok, Kruger National Park Impala herd next to large trees
Nyala bull drinking from waterhole Nyala females and young male at waterhole Nyala Female and Youngster at Waterhole
Male waterbuck in winter grass Female waterbuck showing white ring on rump Kudu bull in open clearing
Kudu Bulls
As the pictures of kudu bulls suggest, the males are solitary or form bachelor herds.

The females form family groups of about a dozen cows and calves. It is only the males that carry the imposing spiral horns.

Did you know?
Kudu run with their tails curled upwards, exposing the white underside as an alarm signal. They are powerful jumpers and can clear 2m (6ft) fences with ease; under stress they can clear up to 3m (9ft).

Average size for a kudu bull's horns is 114cm -152cm (45" - 60").

Waterbuck are aptly named
When threatened, waterbuck will take refuge in water, sometimes hiding under the surface with only their noses exposed. They will do this even when there are crocodiles present, but seldom seem to come to harm.

When on safari, don't simply rush past antelope in search of more exciting viewing. They are visually pleasing and interesting to watch, so will often provide excellent picture opportunities.

See also Antelope Pictures pg 1

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