|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-26|
|Camera: Canon 7D|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-11-24 4:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is from my visit to Chobe National Park in Botswana. Amazing wildlife...|
Waterbuck stand 120 to 136 cm (47 to 54 in) at the shoulder. Head-and-body length ranges from 140 to 240 cm (55 to 94 in) and tail length from 10 to 45 cm (3.9 to 18 in). Males weigh 200300 kg (440660 lb) and females 160200 kg (350440 lb). Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they have a white 'bib' under their throats and white on their rumps. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produce an unpleasant odor in its meat, unless the animal is skinned carefully. According to African myth, the meat of the waterbuck is not edible, but this is untrue; whilst not especially tasty, waterbuck venison is safe to eat. The long, spiral-structured horns, found only in males, sweep back and up.
Waterbuck are found in scrub and savanna areas near water, where they eat grasses. Despite their name, waterbuck do not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. They are diurnal. Females gather in herds of between two and 600 individuals. Males keep territories of around 300 acres (1.2 km²) during their prime. They usually lose their territories before the age of 10.
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Good that you keep on returning here occasionally, Sujoy.
What an impressive set of horns this Waterbuck has!
The foreground covers the subject partially but also lends it the most natural setting.
Thanks and keep posting.
great shot with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2013-11-24 12:58]
Hi Sujoy,really beautiful this waterbuck,a rare guest of the TN gallery and taken whit the best quality in a magnificent imposign perspective too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano