Tag : Gemsbok

Gemsbok…

Well since Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park used to be called Gemsbok National Park, I suppose seeing these shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

GemsbokI┬álove the colouring, and those horns, which both males and females have! Apparently, Orynx horns were sold in Medieval Europe as unicorn horns! I’m not surprised, although I think they look better on the animals, than on display in a cabinet!

Gemsbok

There is something about the symmetry of these animals that grabs me.

Gemsbok

Above is an action shot I think came out quite well. All taken by my Daughter, Philipa when she visited Kgalagadi with my camera.

 

Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Kgalagadi I’m told this used to be the Gemsbok National Park (on both sides of the border!) It now spans the borders of three countries: South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

This photograph was taken in the late evening