Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The lechwe, or southern lechwe, (Kobus leche) is an antelope found in Botswana, Zambia, southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeastern Namibia, and eastern Angola, especially in the Okavango Delta, Kafue Flats and Bangweulu Swamps. Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered in a water-repellant substance which allows them to run quite fast in knee-deep water.
Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 250
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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!:D

  • Thank you Cee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent photo. Great colors and lighting.

  • Thanks a lot Scott!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyalmost 5 years ago

    Great photo!

  • Thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • laurav
    lauravalmost 5 years ago

    Well captured!

  • Thanks Laura!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Lorilee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    A gorgeous capture. Detail is awesome. I have never seen these animals. Instant FAV. Barb

  • Red Lechwe exists in numerous small populations only in Zambia, Angola and Botswana where this photo was taken. Thanks a lot Barb!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    Sweet – Top TenWinner!

  • Thanks a lot everybody who vote, much appreciated! Thanks Kay!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Many thanks Magaret!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    This is fantastic for the challenge!!!

  • Thanks a lot Karen, I hope it will get some votes! It’s strange that has never been featured!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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