Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 380mm, 1/160, f8, ISO 1600

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Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) are such irresistably beautiful antelope. Add a little early morning light and they just rocket off the charts! Their natural instinct is to freeze allowing their disruptive colouration to help them blend into their prefered thicket habitat and potentially gives you as a photographer an opportunity to take advantage of the situation to maximum effect.

The young male on the right can not only be distinguished by his short horns that have just started to sprout, but also by the beginnings of his ‘beard’ that runs under his chin as well as extending down his throat and onto his chest.

This pair seemed to just be waiting for us as we exited Wilderness Safaris fantastic camp at Pafuri in the Makuleke contract park, Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, South Africa

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

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  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 2 years ago

    They dont taste particularly brilliant though. Well, not the kudu knuckle i had in Windhoek anyway. They are quite a stunning animal though. Those ears are huge aren’t they!

  • They are a South African favourite when done right on the barbie. You’ll have to go back and have another crack at it as it can be spectacularly delicious! They have amazing hearing so the capability definitely matches the equipment=).

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 2 years ago

    Haha, sounds like i have another reason to come back then! :)

  • Any excuse will do!=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you very much Larry!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    Just love those ears!

  • They’re pretty hard to miss! Thanks Maggie

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    10 May/Mei 2012

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    10 May 2012 – 2 images per day

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    wow! beautiful picture. a great shot for this group

  • Thanks very much Manon!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

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