Delivery by Dec 24 has ended: Get 10% off instantly emailed gift certificates with code NOT2LATE

Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/640, f5.6, ISO 400

The blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) is one of the most handsome of Southern African antelope. Caught in the early morning light, it’s beautifully burnished hide glows with a lusterous sheen. Being partial to open savannah and typically totally avoiding woodland, I was delighted to capture this beautiful male as he fed in the open ground on the edge of the woodland.

Karkloof Nature Reserve, 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

View Full Profile


  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...about 2 years ago

    that is some killer warm light, really sets a great mood about the image

  • Thanks so much John! The light really was spectacular and the beauty unbelievable.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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

    30 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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

    Congratulations! Your marvellous image is among the featured work of the 300+ Go Long group! Please view and participate in comments on our featured page here

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks so much Ann!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Nicely done Dan.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks very much Derek!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 2 years ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.