Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 350mm, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 800
The early spring lambing season has always been one of my favourite times of year in the bush. To actually be there to experience the birth of a baby impala has got to be one of the most intensely fascinating experiences I’ve ever had.
The signs of imminent birth were hard to miss when we came across this very pregnant impala (Aepyceros melampus) ewe. Realizing we were about to witness the wonder of birth in the bush, we tried to find a shady spot from which to observe the proceedings, but to no avail. 2 hours of roasting in the blazing sun at 40C wasn’t the most comfortable experience, but the discomfort paled against the magic of watching a new life coming into the world.
South Luangwa national park, Zambia