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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.

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 www.dgcphoto.com.

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 2 years ago

    fantastic, David

  • Thanks so much, Luda, and many thanks too for the fav:))

    – David Clarke

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

    Not often photographed, you did say shy, well captured David, thanks for sharing!!

  • Many thanks, Macky.

    – David Clarke

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyabout 2 years ago

    Well done

  • Thanks very much, Mike

    – David Clarke

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


    21 May 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thanks very much, Konstantinos.

    – David Clarke

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