There is just something about the Kudu (Tragelaphus stepsiceros) which everyone seems to warm to, especially when captured in the fine setting of the forest area in Mana Pools during the early morning light. These antelope were particularly alert to their surrounds as a pride of lions passed through the area. The kudu is a gregarious herder and non-territorial, typically comprising two to three cows with their young. They normally mate towards the end of the rains and have a gestation period of 9 months. The bulls normally shift away from cow groups during the rainy season which seems to coincide with the nursery period.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III / EF100-400mm IS MkII USM; 1/200 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)
Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Chelsea Roberson is an American photojournalist weaned on a “The Bison”, a publication belonging to the liberal arts university, Harding based in Searcy, Arkansas. She lives and breathes photography and is presently based in Southern California. Chelsea is attributed with this interesting quote:
“There’s no rhyme or reason to what makes a great photo. Most of the time it is pure chance and a quick shutter finger, but other times it is planning, ingenuity and sometimes even stalking”