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THE  WATERBUCK - Kobus ellipsiprymnus, robust and well built  by Magaret Meintjes

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CAPTURED LOCATION: Groenland Safari’s/reserve, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
Focal Length: 240mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/10 sec – F/5.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

This robust and well bult animal is found in small herds which are headed by a dominant bull.
Bachelor herds are sometimes seen. It is preyed upon by lion and takes to water readily when persued.
It is found in stony or rocky areas, quite often some distance from water.
Calves are commonly taken by leopard, chdetah and wild dogs.
Waterbuck exude a heavy terpentine scent.
The cow lacks horns.
MASS: 200-250kg
GESTATION: About 240 days
Predominantly a grazer, they will however occasionally browse.


wildlife, waterbuck

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Nicely captured Margaret … looking right at you!

  • Thank you so much Trish have a super day, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    a wonderful picture this is, so beautiful, well done,dawnx

  • Thank you so much ! xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    Congrats 4-11-10

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise and honor Kay, sorry for this late reply but my computer is in for repairs and only have the lodge laptop when not in use! i appreciate the inspiration,take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    May 27, 2010

  • Sorry for my late reply Teresa, have major internet problems at present but i do and always will appreciate your honouring my work, take care, maggie

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Maggie

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