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THE ELAND - Taurotragus oryx by Magaret Meintjes
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LOCATION CAPTURED:
Groenland Safari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Camera Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG

A herd of eland coming towards me on a later afternoon during the winter season in South Africa.
Shoulder Height: 1.5-1.75m
Mass: up to 900kg
Gestation; Between 255 and 265 days, single calf
These inoffensive, gregarious, but shy, animnals are excellent jumpers.
They are normadic, inhabitting savannas and open plains, dry mopane, light woodland and montane grassland.
Independant of water, eland derive their moisture intake from plants.
Both sexes have horns, although those of the females are often longer.
Old bulls are often solitary.
Normally silent creatures, eland have an acute sense of smell, and good hearing.
DIET
Mainly browsers, but will also graze. Fond of young grass that have been burnt. Eat leaves, wild fruits, bulbs and the bark on certain tress, particularly worteldoring, Sesamothamnus lugardii. The horns play a useful role in rendering branches accesible. Obtains moisture from its food sources.

DESCRIPTION:
Shoulder height: 1,5 – 1,75m
Mass: Up to 900kg
Gestation: Between 255 and 265 days, single calf.
These inoffensive, gregarious, but shy, animals are excellent jumpers. They are nomadic, inhabiting savannas and open plains, dry mopane, light woodland and montane grassland. Independent of water, eland derive their moisture intake from plants.
Both sexes have horns; although those of the females are often longer.
Old bulls are often solitary. Normally silent creatures, eland have an acute sense of smell and good hearing.
DIET: Mainly browsers, but will also graze. Fond of young grass in areas that have beeb burnt.
Eat leaves, wild fruits, bulbs and the bark of certain trees, particularly worteldoring, *_Sesamothamnus lugardii.
The horns play a useful role in rendering braches eccessible. Obtains moisture fro its food sources.

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Comments

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    looks like ypu at at the front of a stampede ! great capture mags

  • Tks so much Trudi, they were actually comming straight in my direction but didn’t see me, gave me the time to do the capture xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 6 years ago

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 6 years ago

    Awesome shot mags

  • Thank you so much Selina xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    what a glorous capture. :)

  • Thank you so much for your time and very kind comment !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 6 years ago

    nice cows LOL! lovely capture mq

  • You are joking about the COWS Mike aren’t you! Thanks Mike for a lovely comment ! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Marvellous work Mags!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesover 6 years ago

    Great capture Mags. How good does it look in the frame. Superb

  • Thanks Lindsay, such a great and kind comment !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 6 years ago

    So beautiful,mags!!

  • Thank you so much Lori xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jacqi
    jacqiover 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture mags, the colours are superb

  • Thank you so much Jaqs xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • hank44
    hank44over 6 years ago

    Wow, great capture, full of life

  • Thank you Mark, that is such a great and kind comment !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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