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An impala (Aepyceros melampus)is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language meaning “gazelle”. They are found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa and Uganda. Impalas can be found in numbers of up to 2 million in Africa..
This was one of a small family of impala which suddenly took fright at a distant movement. Their leaps and high kicks are aimed to give a predator the impression that they are a lot bigger than they actually are.
Taken in Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa
Camera – Nikon D80; Lens – Nikon 70-200 VR zoom