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|Photo taken near Lake George in the Queen Elisabeth National Park|
Despite its name, the waterbuck is not truly aquatic nor as much at home in water and swamps as is the sitatunga or lechwe. It does, however, take refuge there to escape predators.
The waterbuck is a large, robust animal; males are generally about 25 percent larger than the females. Waterbucks have large, rounded ears and white patches above the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on the throat. Only the males have horns, which are prominently ringed and as long as 40 inches. The horns are widely spaced and curve gracefully back and up. They are sometimes used with lethal results when males fight one another over territories.
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If you compare them to its South African equivalent, I think its color is less grey and more brownish.
Very interesting image. Animal photographed in its natural habitat.
- [2008-01-02 10:36]
A nice capture of this beautifull buck (s),I like these animals as well if you see them from behind with their white ringed texture,well done and tfs
belle image en close-up de ces animaux africains,
excellent POV et cadrage, j'aimes que tu ai laissé une espace
de végétation à la gauche de l'animal, superbe contact visuel
avec toi, j'aimes la densité forte des couleurs, TFS
Ohhhhh... whata splendid shot of this pair of impala MF.
i loved her facial expression. Great shoot in all around.
TFS and cheers,