|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-18|
|Camera: Canon 7D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-18 5:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is from Chobe national Park.|
The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a declining habitat, deforestation and poaching. The greater kudu is one of two species commonly known as kudu, the other being the lesser kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis.
Greater kudus have a narrow body with long legs, and their coats can range from brown/bluish-grey to reddish-brown. They possess between 4–12 vertical white stripes along their torso. The head tends to be darker in colour than the rest of the body, and exhibits a small white chevron which runs between the eyes.
Male greater kudus tend to be much larger than the females, and vocalize much more, utilizing low grunts, clucks, humming, and gasping. The males also have large manes running along their throats, and large horns with two and a half twists, which, were they to be straightened, would reach an average length of 120 cm (47 in), with the record being 187.64 cm (73.87 in). They diverge slightly as they slant back from the head. The horns do not begin to grow until the male is between the age of 6–12 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age, and not reaching the full two and a half twists until they are 6 years old; occasionally they may even have 3 full turns.
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Nice pic of this great antelope. You could have encreased the luminosity of your pic a bit. It looks a bit dark and grey to me.
- [2013-04-18 9:23]
Beautiful photo of this kudu. Nice natural colours and
Excellent sharpness details. Very nice image.
- [2013-04-18 9:40]
Beautiful animal and an very good picture! Congratulation. Saludos.
very good picture with great sharpness and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou