Kudu on a Termite Mound


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One of the better known and more regal antelope found in southern Africa is the Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) standing here, so typically, on an old termite heap to gain elevation when reaching the surrounding foliage. This is not unique to Kudu: many antelope use height to better observe their surroundings. The kudu is mostly a browser, with its prehensile tongue, perhaps only seen grazing when there is fresh green grass about its domain, usually in deciduous woodland and riverine forest. Kudu are masters of crypsis, an ability to avoid observation or detection, when in thick bush. Their natural colour and camouflage tend to blend well into the thicket of Mana Pools.
(Canon EOS 7D 7/EF100-400mm IS USM; 1/90 sec; f/4.5; ISO 2500; 100mm)

Picture ©2014 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. He pioneered photography in the American West and is famous for his black and white landscape photography, notably in the Yosemite National Park. He formed the f/64 club of photographers dedicated to large scale depth of field work. His images were widely published in various media including calendars, posters, and books. He published 24 books on the subject of photography.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

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