A REFLECTION - THE WATERBUCK – Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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CAPTURED: THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

Nikon D 50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: V R 80-400 mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400 mm
1/1250 sec – F/5.3
Sensitivity: ISO 400

THE WATERBUCK – Kobus ellipsiprymnus
This robust and well built animal is found in small herds which are headed by a dominant bull.
Bachelor herds are sometimes seen. It is preyed upon by lion and takes to water readily when under attack.
It is found in stony or rocky areas, quite often some distance from water.
Calves are commonly taken by leopard, chdetah and wild dogs.
Waterbuck exude a heavy terpentine scent.
The cow lacks horns.
SHOULDER HIGHT: 1.2
MASS: 200-250kg
GESTATION: About 240 days
Predominantly a grazer, they will however occasionally browse.

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