Kudu on the Hoof


A kudu bull (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), one of the more majestic antelopes, captures the morning light while on the run. These antelope are mostly browsers, feeding on tree leaves and shrubs, but they are known to graze on new grass too. The kudu does not need standing water in a good season, since it relies on its food intake for fluids. They will, however, drink at pans and usually may be found doing so in the late morning. They have a preference for dense bush and thickets. This animal was part of a small bachelor group. During the mating season the kudu bull may extend its range to include up to three female herds.
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/750sec; ISO-400; 285mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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2 thoughts on “Kudu on the Hoof

  1. Hi Andrew, again another great shot – in Mana Pools I presume?! Real good exposure and you must be an early bird to get these shots!

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