NO PLACE BETTER, THAN IN DIE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER !

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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Captured Location: The Kruger National Park, SOUTH AFRICA
A hot summers day, a small herd of Waterbuck moved right to the middle of the river to drink water.

Nikon D50
2011/05/11 10:19:42.2
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 220mm
1/500 sec – F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 220

THE WATERBUCK – Kobus ellipsiprymnus

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.
SHOULDER HIGHT: 1.2
MASS: 200-250kg
GESTATION: About 240 days
Predominantly a grazer, they will however occasionally browse.

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