Tag : Impala

Tick birds…

When I was a kid there were tick birds all over the cattle – egrets in the grass. Then, they disappeared almost entirely when we were farming.

We sat watching this one, and the birds crawling all over him. He kept trying to chase them away…

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This one had a full facial!

Tick birds

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-billed_oxpecker

Bambi…?

Bambi

 

I couldn’t resist taking these photo’s – it was like a photo-shoot for Bambi!

Bambi

I tried to get the camera to blur the flowers and focus on the Impala…Bambi

Impala…

These are such lovely little creatures and excellent portraiture candidates!

Impala

I took these in Gona re Zhou. I love the shine on the grass. Impala

These two were taken very early in the morning, also in Gona re Zhou. We went there in June and yet all the game was in good condition.Impala

The light really shines on their golden coats…

Impala

These (below) were taken in Zebula (golf estate) Impala

It was wet and raining when I took this photo (above.) Poor little guys didn’t look very happy at all (maybe they didn’t like the babysitter!) The glory of a place like Zubula is you can ride right up to game on the cute electric golf cart…the animals are obviously used to gawping, camera toting golfers! Impala

I took the three following images in the Khama Rhino sanctuary in Serowe…Impala

The above photo taken at midday, the animals sheltering under the trees…Impala

I couldn’t resist putting this guy up in an early ‘portraiture’ post…he is lovely. Back in the day, on the farm, someone his age would be a candidate for the pot – a young male we used to call a ‘spikey!’ We had lots of them who hung about in stag herds and since they were not breeding age…

Impala

This last image was taken late in the evening in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary – I love the light…

Spikey…

I’ve always called young impala spikeys – they always hang around together, and are usually the target for the ‘pot.’Impala

Tashinga Camp, Matusadona National Park

Tashinga Camp, Matusadona National Park

Tashinga Camp MatusadonaTashinga Camp

We sat dead still while these impala moved slowly through the camp. Taking the photos with our fujipix camera, I was almost too scared to press the shutter. These photos sat on my laptop for ages and I nearly threw them away because they were crooked – then I discovered I had a facility on my computer that allows me to straighten them!Tashinga Camp-001