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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

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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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Comments

  • Macky
    Mackyover 5 years ago
    I like your shutter speed, kept the motion of the leg, stunning!!
  • Sometimes you can be lucky!

    – Adrian Paul

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 5 years ago

    wonderful image /love this

  • Thank you for your comment. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time for this shot

    – Adrian Paul

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Love your work Adrian!

  • Thank you for adding this to your favourites, Nori. I appreciate your feedback.

    – Adrian Paul

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Top shot, great action

  • Olitto
    Olittoabout 5 years ago

    Wow, this one is beautiful. Fantastic capture. I will welcome this one to the group as well. Great photography Adrian.

  • Thanks Olitto. I value your comments.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 5 years ago

    IMPALA CHALLENGE
    CONGRATULATIONS Adrian!!! TOP 10 in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa Group Challenge, Impala
    Great image and well deserved.

  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 5 years ago

    INDIGENOUS TO EAST & SOUTHERN AFRICA GROUP
    CONGRATULATIONS Adrian! This image is currently being featured in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa Group.
    Great image and very much deserved.

  • Thank you for featuring this photo and for your comment.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats Adrian, well done!!

  • Thanks Macky. I appreciate your comments.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Tara Pirie
    Tara Piriealmost 5 years ago

    Wow! I love this shot.

  • Thank you for your comment and also for adding this to your favourites.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Your work has been FEATURED in CIRCLES OF LATITUDE – From Capricorn To Cancer Group

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