Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

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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

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“Closeups in Nature”
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