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NJALA - Tragelaphus angasii - a handsome, striking antelope by Magaret Meintjes

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CAPTURED LOCATION: The Kruger National Park, South Africa
Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode:
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.

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  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    WOW!! this is one outstanding shot!!! How close are your to these animals when you photo them?

  • Thanks vics, I have a zoom 70-300mm that I use when shooting animals in the park, also depends how close you can get as you are not permitted to leave the roads or get out of your car when in The Kruger National Park, much to dangerous! Take care dear friend xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • nicolaMY
    nicolaMYover 4 years ago

    beautiful work! lovely shot

  • Thank you so much nicola, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous antelope and image of it! You are just blossoming with your shots and with the information that accompanies them…how far you have come in confidence, always a joy to see what you share with us

  • Thank you so much dear Anne, a priceless comment and reward, take care sweetie xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful creature and a lovely capture Margaret.

  • Thank you so much Trish xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you so much for your visit and very kind comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 4 years ago

    Fabulous, Magaret! AMR

  • Thank you so much! Take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! nice work!

  • Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment Ruth, I appreciate it, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    incredible beauty Maggie:))))

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the honor tereza xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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