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Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-11
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-13 8:21
Viewed: 2369
Points: 16
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It is a picture of Greater Kudu.I had captured this picture in Kruger National Park.In the Jungle resort,early in the morning I noticed this species roaming about and eating thorn and bush.

The Greater kudu(Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)is a woodland antelope throughout eastern and southern Africa.Despite occupying such widespread territory,they are sparsely populated in most areas,due to a declining habitat,deforestation and hunting.

Greater Kudu have a narrow body with long legs and their coats can range from brown/bluish-grey to redish brown.They possess between 4-12 vertical white stripes along their torso.
Male greater kudus tend to be much larger than the females,and vocalize much more,utilizing low grunts,clucks,humming,and gasping.The male also have large manes running along their throats,and large horns with two and half twists,which,were they to be straightened,would reach an avarage length of 120cm,with the record being 187.64cm.They diverge slightly as they slant back from the head.The horns do not begin to grow untill the male is between the age of 6-12months,twisting once at round 2 years age,and not reaching the full two and a half twist untill thry are 6 years old;occasionally they may even have 3 full turns.
This is one of the largest species of antelope.Male weigh 190-270 kg,with a maximum of 315 kg and stand up to 160cm tall at the shoulder.The ears of the greater kudu are large and round.Female weigh 120-210cm and stand as little as 100cm tall at the shoulder .They are hornless,without a beard or nose marking.

The range of the grater kudu extends from the east in Ethiopia,Tanzania

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-13 10:27]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice portrait of this Greater Kudu with its impressive horns. The sharpness is not ideal and the environment is a bit busy. But the colours look very natural and the choice of composition is good.

Ciao Srikumar, great portrait of lovely creature with fantastic horns, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Srikumar.
Bella foto di questo esemplare di Greater Kudu,notevoli dettagli dovuti alla ottima nitidezza,stupendi i colori naturali bella l’ambientazione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Srikumar
Nice closeup of this Greater Kudu. Good POV that shows good detail and colour.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards


hello Srikumar
Very well captured picture of this Greater Kudu.
good sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

hello Sri
very nice picture of the head with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful portrait of the Greater Kudu,
if you could obtain a catch-light on the
eye the photo would be more beautiful, TFS


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