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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.
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 125
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  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Tracey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Please delete the above entry, “Senior moment”

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 4 years ago

    An apt title. Well captured.

  • Thanks a lot William!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockabout 4 years ago

    Great work mate!

  • Thanks a lot Steve, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 4 years ago

    Superb framing Konstantinos and good use of DoF.

  • Many thanks David, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 4 years ago

    Super beautiful capture !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thanks a lot Erik!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    Super image of this Waterbuck great detail and a super comp

  • Thank you very much Alexa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • SamTheCowdog
    SamTheCowdogabout 4 years ago

    Nice perspective! :)

  • Thank you Sam!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 4 years ago

    Lol, I can just hear him saying that Kon, great shot mate!

  • He he he, thanks a lot Martin, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • christopher363
    christopher363about 4 years ago

    Excellent image of an animal you see less freqently on safaris, I saw it only once in a total of two 2 week holidays in africa.

  • It’s quite common in Southern Africa, many thanks Christofer!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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