The graceful impala is a slender, medium-sized antelope so adaptable that it is found from southern Africa to the northern limits of East Africa. The body is reddish-brown with white hair inside the ears, over each eye and on the chin, upper throat, underparts and buttocks.

A narrow black line runs along the middle of the lower back to the long tail, and a vertical black stripe appears on the back of each thigh.
Unlike other antelopes, impalas have large, brushlike tufts of long, coarse black hair that cover a scent gland located just above the heel on each hind leg.
Reproduction: Between 6 and 7 months, a single fawn is born.
Life span: 12 years.
Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and hunting dogs.

Canon PowerShot S51S
Kruger National Park, South Africa

FEATURED in Even-toed Ungulates
8 April 2013.

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impala, rooibok, kruger national park, south africa, elizabeth kendall

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  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Ag, die mooiste ou bokkie – en die fotograaf ken haar storie!!

  • Al is daar so baie van hulle, sal ons elke keer stop en hulle bewonder! Baie dankie vir die gawe kompliment Pieta! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150over 3 years ago

    Innocent Beauty …. Nicely captured….

  • Thanks so much Rick, they are adorable!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 3 years ago

    Aaaaawwww – I’ll never forget how sad I was when I saw Bambi for the first time. It’s the one childhood memory that has always remained with me. Beautiful work Elizabeth :-)

  • Thanks my dear! xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    LOL! LOVE that composition!! beautiful animals

  • Glad you enjoyed! Thanks so much!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    Te mooi:knypstertjie agter ma se swaaistert aan. Hou van die samestelling van die foto!

  • Baie dankie Rina!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marethe
    Maretheover 3 years ago

    Kyk net hoe mooi!!

  • Dankie ma-se-kind!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Pleasure! Thanks for accepting Ann!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 3 years ago

    Dis te mooi. Jy’t dit baie goed geneem, Elizabeth.

  • Baie dankie Olitto! Soms beweeg die rooibokke ook maar vinnig, hierdie was pure geluk en lekkerte!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Ag moeder, dis tog te oulik! Lekker musiek by die mooiste prentjie Liz!

  • Baie dankie Maree, bly jy hou daarvan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Pragtig!
    3 WEEK 2011/03/01

  • Dankie Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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