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Buffon Kob

Buffon Kob
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of Africa, CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2, West African Wildlife and Environments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-08 10:55
Viewed: 8993
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Buffon Kob fills more or less the same ecological niche as the impala. The Buffon Kob in Pendjari live in grassy areas rather than damp areas as cited in other notes and form very similar social groups to impala.

The Kob (Kobus kob) is an antelope found across Sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Sudan. Found along the Northern Savanna, often seen in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda; Garamba and Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as grassy floodplains of Southern Sudan. in these areas the Uganda Kob is the sub-species rather than the Buffon Kob of West Africa.

Kob stand 70 to 100 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 80 to 100 kilograms. Their backs are an orange-red colour, which lightens to white on the undersides and legs. There are white rings around the eyes and a black stripe down the legs. The short ringed horns, found only in males, are around 50 centimetres in length and arch out slightly so that they are somewhat 'S' shaped in profile. Males of the White-eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis) are strikingly different, being rather similar to the male Nile Lechwe, though with a white throat and no pale patch from the nape to the shoulder.

Kob are found in wet areas (such as floodplains) where they eat grass. Kob are diurnal, but inactive during the heat of the day. They live in groups of either females and calves or just males. These groups generally range from five to forty animals.

Among the Kobs of Eastern Africa, the Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi) appears on the coat of arms of Uganda, and the White-eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis), found in Sudan and Ethiopia, participate in large-scale migrations.

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Hi James,
A lovely photo of the beautifully looking antelope. I like it he just turned his head so the head gets more depth. Details and DOF are most wonderful. Maybe the darker branches on the right distract a little from the subject.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-08 11:17]

Hi James. A fine close up of this Buffon Kob . One you have been able to take with fine detail inthis side view . A healthy looking animal. All with interesting notes . Well taken TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-08 11:24]

Hello James,
Great photo of this Buffon Kob. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Good DOF, POV and composition. A beauty!
Good weekend,

Hello James,
Splendid shot of this cute horned mammal with nice composition and details.
TFS and regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-08 13:09]

Hello James,
Great image of this Buffon Kob. Very well photo with stunning sharpness and clarity. Thanks for sharing it and well done. Best regards.Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-08 13:19]

Hello James,
A fine capture of a this species of Antelope that is standing to attention for you to photograph. You took the opportunity well from a great POV with fine sharpness and colours against the dried vegatation in the BG.
Thanks and enjoy the warmth of W. Africa!

hello James

excellent photo of this African wild animal, fine POV, i love
that you leaved a very good space where the animal is looking,
superb focus sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity,



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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-08 15:20]

Hello James, great shot of this beautiful horned beauty with nice composition and details.
TFS and G's,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-08 15:59]

Hi James,

A very handsome antelope with the most beautiful antlers. It was nice of him to turn towards you for his picture. Colors and details are excellent. It's always wonderful to see these animals in their natural habitats.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-08 19:02]

Hi James

Excellent shot of this lovely Kob. This is one we do not see that often on the TrekNature
site. In fact this is one of only a few postings of this antelope. It is definitively more
sturdily built than the Impala. Much the same general lines, shape of the horns, and
even the colouring are very similar. Your image shows good details, a little bit shady
in the face, but the rest is quite beautiful. I like the open space where you shot this
one while still showing the natural habitat in the BG.

Well done and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-08 22:06]

Hello James
Nice presentation of this species with great details and natural colors

hello James,
a very beautiful animal, acquaintance in me only from the BBC, technically the photo are very good, colors realistic and very good attributed and details, sharpness is splendid, it's a very good photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-08 23:49]

Hi James,
Excellent capture of this Buffon Kob.I liked exposure,details,natural colors ,POV and 3D effect a lot.Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Bro James,

An utterly impressive capture of this pretty beauty:)in a delightful posture.
The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Hello James,
a very beautiful capture of this antelope taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, nice composition with a graceful posture of this marvellous animal.
Have a good weekend

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-09 6:10]

Hello James,
An excellent close view of this beautiful Antelope in a nice pose. Beautiful light and colours and very fine sharp details. An interesting note too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello James,
Fantastic capture of the Buffon Kob. Good pose, POV, light and tones.
Thanks and regards,

Ciao james, great capture of wonderful creture in splendid pose, excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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