Bushbuck Taking Water

A somewhat skittish female bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) with her fawn take water from elephant prints in the mud on the edge of a pan. The bushbuck, while well distributed in Africa, is a secretive, solitary animal, usually found alone or in mother and child groups. They are mostly browsers, feeding on leaves and flowers, when available, and rarely eat grass. Some suggest this antelope have similar symbiotic relationships to baboons as the impala do. Bushbuck colouration changes according to geographic location giving rise to approximately nine races.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/350sec; ISO-250; 560mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography