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This male dik-dik was typically cautious at the approach of humans. He and his mate allowed me just three shots before they scuttled off into the undergrowth. These tiny antelopes are amazing creatures as well as being beautiful. They mate for life – which can be up to ten years; they stand 12-16 inches tall, they are 20-28 inches in length and weigh 3-6 kg.
This shot was taken in the Buffalo Springs section of Samburu Game Park in northern Kenya on 13 April 2012

Canon 1DMkII with a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens with Canon 1.4 extender;
ISO 200 420mm 1/1250 f6.3
Shot cropped and tweaks in Lightroom

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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/04/16 2 Images per day
    Stunning capture of this beautiful rarely seen animal!

  • Thanks so much, Maggie! And many thanks too for the fav:))

    – David Clarke

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/04/16 1 Image per 24hrs

  • My pleasure, Maggie

    – David Clarke

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    I’m almost lost for words …. they are so tiny … love those eyelashes !
    Fabulous capture making the most of the brief sighting !

  • Many thanks, Trish. I agree – those eyelashes are remarkable:))

    – David Clarke

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    Congratulations your work has just been featured in Animals of Africa please participate in commenting in our Feature Page and our current Monthly Avatar Voucher Challenge. Please read the challenge description, thank you and well done!

  • Thanks so much, Maggie, that’s great news. I’ll enter is into the challenge.

    – David Clarke

  • Karue
    Karueover 2 years ago

    Awesome work

  • Many thanks, Karue! I’m delighted with that news:))

    – David Clarke

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