ENCOUNTER FOR DOMINANCE by Magaret Meintjes
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AN IMPALA ENCOUNTER!

CAPURED:
THE KRUGER NATIONSL PSRK, SOUTH AFRICA
CAMERA: Nikon D50
Lens; Sigma 70-300mm DG

IMPALA – aepyceros melampus

They have acute hearing and have been known to frighten elephants by uttering loud snorts when alarmed by the approach of humans. They fight a great deal during the mating season, uttering long, drawn out snorts and are quite capable of killing one another at such times. This preoccupation affects their vigilance and it is often possible to pass close by a herd without disturbing them. They remain persistently in overgazed areas. Imapala are excellent jumpers. They can often be seen in die company of baboons and are preyed upon by lion, cheetah, leopard and to a great extend, the Cape hunting dog. In overcast, windy weather they often lie down.
The black tufs above the hooves on the hind legs conceal scent glands.
Both browsers and grazers. They utilise a wide variety of plants and drink regularly.
SHOULDER HEIGHT; 91CM MASS; 45-55kg GESTATION; 180 – 210 days.


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  • lloydsjourney
    lloydsjourneyover 6 years ago

    great shot

  • THANK YOU LLOYD, APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND COMMENT!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • KimmyEvans
    KimmyEvansover 6 years ago

    perfect timing! what a great capture!

  • Thanks Kimmy, really appreciate a comment on this capture, not easy to get!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Netjiese foto!

  • Dankie baie Liz x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful action capture

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  • Thank you so much Larry

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you so very much trish xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    Uitstekende foto van die geveg! Het al die oorblyfsels van twee ramme gesien waarvan die horings steeds vasgvang was!

  • Baie dankie Rina, het al gehoor daarvan xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

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  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

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