Greater Kudu

A greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) stands majestic, as if on parade, staring at the photographer. While the kudu’s ears are large, thus providing excellent hearing capacity, they also serve to cool its body in its generally intensely hot environment, through a capillaries which give the ears their pinkish colour. No fireworks photography here, this is very much a record shot.
(Canon 7D; f/7,1; 1/125sec; ISO-200; 285mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

3 thoughts on “Greater Kudu

  1. Wonderful picture – even though I enjoy biltong there’s no chance of me making any out of this fellah!

  2. Brilliant photo of a magnificent beast. Do I guess right…a 7 year old male?

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