Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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This large antelope (weighs up to 240 kg) is found in grassland near woodland and water where it eats grass. Despite its name, waterbuck does not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. Females gather in herds of up to 70 individuals.
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition
Category: Animal Portraits, Stage reached: Semi-Final

Featured in 19 groups:
“Indigenous to East & Southern Africa”
“Fauna, flora, landscapes and architecture of South Africa”
“African Art and Photography”
“A Wilderness somewhere ….”
“Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals”
“Colour and light”
“300+ Go Long!”
“Eye Contact (Animals Only)”
“Closeups in Nature”
“Mozambique and neighbouring countries”
“High Quality Images”
“Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of South Africa”
“Nature Photography Challenge” x2
“For The Love Of Animals”
“The BEST of Redbubble”
“The BEST of Redbubble”
“African Beauty”

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture!!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot Lorilee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Konstantinos, beautiful image!

  • Thank you very much David, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Taschja, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Andrian, much appreciated

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • zumi
    zumiover 5 years ago

    you got the look. very nice shot. congrats on being featured.

  • Thanks a lot Zumi!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Anne Young
    Anne Youngover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture..

  • Thank you Anne!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere ….”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thanks a lot Graham, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonabout 5 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thank you very much Brett!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 5 years ago

    Thank you very much “Zoophoria” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Teresa, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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