Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

Maree  Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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W&N watercolours on Amedeo 200gsm watercolour paper

The Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout Eastern and Southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a declining habitat, deforestation and hunting.

This animal’s true home is stark grey thorn-bush wasted, rocky outcrops and dry desert ridges – It forms the perfect background to display the beauty of this elusive, ghostlike and magnificent antelope of Africa. Bulls are very secretive when they are alone and will stand motionless in bushes and under trees to avoid detection. Then only the most experienced human eye will see them. Just like Hemingway, most hunters experience a passion and a wish to obtain this dream trophy since man is often outwitted by the alertness and fantastic sense of hearing of the greater Kudu.

  1. 20th October 2011 – FEATURED in Welcome to the Jungle
  2. 9th March 2012 – FEATURED in Let Animals Stay Free
  3. 15th March 2012 – FEATURED in Afrikaans is my Mother tongue/Afrikaans is my Moedertaal
  4. 17th March 2012 – FEATURED in Sketching and Drawings
  5. 6th November 2013 – FEATURED in Everyday Women
  6. 7th November 2013 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars
  7. 10th November 2013 – FEATURED in Top Shelf Wildlife
  8. 12th January 2014 – FEATURED in African Art & Photography
  9. 4th February 2013 – FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife Mammals
  10. 19th January 2015 – FEATURED in Women Painters

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