Male Impala Drinking
Two male impala (Aepyceros melampus – Shona: mhara) besides a water pan, one taking a drink while the other stands alert. This is another very typical scene at a water hole. The image demonstrates the location of the metatarsal or fetlock gland, covered by a tuft of black hair on each leg. The differing horn shape is an indicator of age. The antelope on the left is probably in the region of 15 months old, while the older buck drinking is probably aged about 2-3 years.
(Canon 7D; f/9; 1/320sec; ISO-100; 400mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography