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SABLE - Hippotragus niger by Magaret Meintjes

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South Africa.

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 1, 07 – 1,37m.
MASS: 181 – 227kg

Bulls are often solitary or associate in small groups. Herds are usually led by a cow.
Bulls are aggressive, fighting among themselves during association with cows.
Hardy and tough, they will defend themselves against lion, leopard and wild dogs.
When wounded they lie down and defend themselves with their razor-sharp horns.
Both sexes have horns. When the females are ready to give birth, like the roan antelope, they leave the herd.
The young remain hidden for the first month.

DIET: Ninety percent of diet consists of grass. Will feed on broad leaves to certain extent.
Dependent on water.

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nature, wildlife, antelope, mammals, sable

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.
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  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergover 5 years ago

    Hey Mags, I can see you’re real busy… obviously you have a ‘window’ of opportunity before your next batch of hunters arrive. Great shot too.

  • Hi my friend, wrong, group left yesterday afternoon and I grabbed the time to hop in, all still from last years visit to the park! Will try and get that cd off this week. hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    Stunning shot Mags… how gorgeous are those eyes xx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 5 years ago

    Beautiful Shot dear friend!!!

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Superb shot, Mags!!

  • Thank you so much David, appreciate your very kind comments and great support, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot !

  • Thank you so much Steven, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergover 5 years ago

    Hey Mags, see if you can get an invite for me from Wildlife, Landscape, and Nature Photography Online Magazine. I see it’s by invite only.

  • I will do that sweet friend, take care and hugs x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • I bmailed Jay and asked him to follow uo on your request xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    a wonderful capture, dawnx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Cathy Jones
    Cathy Jonesover 5 years ago

    Magnificent shot! I love the composition, and the noble beasts! The markings on them are just incredible. Cathy

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot! What an incredible animal!

  • Glen Viljoen
    Glen Viljoenalmost 5 years ago


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