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One of the most beautiful antelopes in East Africa, the gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), aka Waller’s gazelle, is incredibly shy. Its name derives from the Somali word for ‘long-necked’.
This male was spotted in the Buffalo Springs part of Samburu, Kenya and is probably more used to humans than many. He certainly remained inquisitive while keeping a cautious distance, before suddenly turning tail and heading into the bush – the moment captured here.

Canon 1DMkII with a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens & Canon 1.4 extender.
ISO 200 420mm f9 at 1/800

Image taken 13 April, 2012 in Samburu, Kenya

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africa, kenya, wildlife, antelope, gerenuk

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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL action work David

  • Many thanks, Larry.

    – David Clarke

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 2 years ago

    Very cool action shot

  • Many thanks, Michael

    – David Clarke

  • sharkyvin
    sharkyvinover 2 years ago

    very nice
    i love that place also

  • Many thanks, Roel. It’s a wonderful location.

    – David Clarke

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    21 May 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Many thanks, Konstantinos

    – David Clarke

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much, Michael, I’m thrilled with that news.

    – David Clarke

  • Karue
    Karueover 2 years ago

  • Wow! Two features in your great group at the same time. Thanks so much, Karue, I’m thrilled:))

    – David Clarke

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