THE ELEGANT BUSHBUCK - Tragelaphus scriptus by Magaret Meintjes

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BUSHBUCK – Tragelaphus scriptus

Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 110mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec – F/4.2
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

Shoulder height; 69-94cm Mass; 32-64kg Gestation; About 200 days.
An attractive shy antelope inhabiting forest, reverine and dense bush. Widely distributed, it is primarily nocturnal and can be seen in the early morning and late evening.
The senses are well developed; it is swift and jumps well.
When wounded it becomes extremely aggressive. The voice is a loud, sharp bark.
Bushbuck is preyed on by leopard, wild dogs in the Okavango Delta, pythons lurking in the riverine vegetation.
The Chobe bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus) is a subspecies found in the Chobe National Park, Botswana.
It is more distinctly marked and has a long bushy tail.
Bushbuck is often found in the company of baboons.

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

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  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Capture Magaret, I love the creatures in your back yard. HaHaHa. Wayne

  • Thank you so much Wayne….. I wish!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 4 years ago

    Well nearly in your back yard., Wayne

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

  • CanyonWind
  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/04/29 limit 20

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydealmost 4 years ago

    great shot of an interesting animal with a “serious” pair of horns and a freeloader.

  • A belated “Thank You” Margaret!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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

    a beautiful image, wonderful,dawn

  • Sorry for my late comment dear friend,on vacantion in Kruger and managed to get reception today in a small camp right up north in the park! Appreciate your kind comment, as always! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this lovely capture !

  • A belated thank you dear Trish !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    29 April 2011 – 2 images per day

    Lovely capture!

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