A RARE SIGHT OF A WHITE IMPALA - IMPALA - aepyceros melampus - A SONG FOR MAPUNGUBWE by Magaret Meintjes

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Captured location Mapungubwe, National park, SOUTH AFRICA
A rare sight! A white impala I spotted on a visit to Mapungubwe
I was fortunate enough to get the two impalas in the capture
Camera Nikon D50
Lens Sigma 70-300mm DG
_This capture is dedicated to Pat Whitfield who wrote “A POEM FOR MAPUNGUBWE”_

From Africa came the songs of the Early Dawn
When man first walked upon the earth singing with the children of the sun: Impala, Kudu, Nyala
Time when man first sang the hunting songs
And painted the eland-spirits on his roof

And at night in the dream-time
I dream of Mapungubwe Mountains
Where the jackal-headed man
Sang the secret songs of the Golden Rhino

And always, always my heart sings
Of the aching beauty of this land
And in my deepest soul
Quicken the quiet song
Singing, singing the songs of home

And in the evening I dream of rain
On ngwenye trees
Of walking through herds of painted cattle
Looking to he who owns the stars
To sing the Ikwezi song to the evening sky

Written by Pat Whitfield

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright. All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Downloaded in Any Way.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 1 year ago

    Please add a dedication so that we may accept this in the Just for you dedications Only Group.Thanks

  • So sorry jean, it’s done!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 1 year ago

    a lovely picture, wonderful,dawnx

  • Thank you so much dear Dawn xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 1 year ago

    Amazing shot,Maggie :)

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    31 July 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesabout 1 year ago

    Nice find and capture Magaret!

  • Thank you so very much Bruce!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 1 year ago


  • Dankie vriendin xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 1 year ago

    well captured!

  • thank you so much Heloisa x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanabout 1 year ago

    What a great find! Well taken…love it!

  • Thank you so much dear Jack !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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