N IS FOR “NJALA”
CAPTURED LOCATION: The Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 300mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
NJALA – Tragelaphus angasii – a handsome, striking antelope which inhabits dense bush and reverine vegetation offering cover.
It has a deep bark similar to that of a bushbuck.
It is common in the reserves of KwaZulu-Natal, the nothern Kruger National Park, southeastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
The male is conspicuously different from the female in colour and size. It has a shaggy coat, well developed on the underbelly, a bushy tail, large ears and a destinctive white chevron between the eyes. The sides are marked with numerous white stripes. The female is lighter in colour than the male and lacks horns.
Njala congregate in herds of up to 30 strong, although solitary animals are not uncommon. It moves freely by day.
Primarily a browser but will also graze.