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A Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) cow stands dead still in the hopes that she won’t be spotted. During the heat of the day kudu seek out shelter in the shade of thick bush in order to regulate their temperature. So effective is their camouflage that a walker may only realize they’ve stumbled across one when the kudu bounds out of the thicket while making a sharp barking sound.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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africa, safari, wildlife, wilderness, kudu, mammal, animal

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at www.explorationsafrica.com

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