Kudu bull (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) browsing on winter leaves, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Photo Details: Kudu bull (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) browsing on winter leaves, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Canon Rebel XSi 12.2MP); Lens: Canon EOS 80-200 F2.8 zoom; Focal Length: 200mm; Shutter speed: 1/200; Aperture: f2.8; ISO: 400.

Additional Info: Note how the kudu’s long, spiral horns point downward when it raises its head to browse. The kudu uses a similar technique when fleeing from predators through the bush – it lifts its head to bring the horns paralell with its back so they don’t get caught in overhanging branches and other vegetation.

Location: The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a 65,000 hectare, privately-owned tract of land adjacent to South Africa’s largest and best known game reserve, the Kruger National Park. A number of commercial game lodges, covering differing areas and enjoying varied traversing rights, have been established in the Sabi Sand, including the ultra luxurious Mala Mala, Singita, and Londolozi.

There are no dividing fences between Sabi Sand and Kruger, allowing the prolific variety of wildlife to move freely between the two.




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