Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa ♀
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|The Waterbuck is an antelope found in Western, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.|
Waterbuck stand 100 to 130 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 160 to 240 kilograms. Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they also have a white 'bib' under their throats and a white ring on their rumps surrounding their tails. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produces an unpleasant odor in its meat. 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 grass. Despite its name, the waterbuck does not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. Waterbuck are diurnal. Females gather in herds of between two and six hundred individuals. Males keep territories of around three hundred acres (1.2 kmē) during their prime. They usually lose their territories before the age of ten.
The Defassa Waterbuck is a subspecies (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) in which the ring on the rump is solid white.
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa ♂
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- [2008-02-28 0:05]
Beautiful photo. The background is so interesting. I liked the composition and the pose you captured a lot. Well done and TFS
- [2008-02-28 5:11]
An interesting Composition which displays detail of the landscape and the Wateruck.
The POV, DOF and clarity are all great.
Lovely composition and a very beautiful background where you have a subtle inclusion of the pink flamingos.TFS.
- [2008-03-02 4:12]
Hi Ferran, good shot of waterbuck well composed with the lake. Are you sure about the date taken? TFS