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Caracal

Bravo to you and Julia for the rescue, successful rearing and the release. Hopefully the duiker will make a success of her return to the wild. I wonder if she'll stay close by or wander further off.

 

Wishing you all at KaingU an excellent safari season.

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Tom Kellie

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Kirk's Dik-dik

 

Photographed at 5:52 pm on 1 October, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 400, 1/2000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Shutter Priority exposure.

 

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The alertness of this male Madoqua kirkii, Kirk's Dik-dik is reasonable. Not far off, browsing in bushes was a young Reticulated Giraffe, gradually moving towards the dik-dik's location.

 

What's not shown in the image is that a lion pride was resting in shade less than 100 meters away, including several cubs. A dik-dik's life is never easy in Samburu.

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johnweir

DAMARA DIK-DIK. Madoqua damarensis.

Male.

Image taken late afternoon (15.50) at Okonjima Wildlife Reserve, Namibia. July 2017. Female was also in the area.

400mm, ISO 250, f/5.6, 1/320. Very slight crop.

 

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johnweir

UPDATE ON POST #46 (22/12/2016).

In light of a recently published paper (de Jong & Butynski 2017), I am fairly sure that my image titled Cavendish's Dik-dik is incorrectly identified.

It is almost certainly of HINDE'S DIK-DIK, Madoqua hindei, previously (as with Cavendish's Dik-dik) considered a subspecies of M. kirkii.

Apologies for any confusion caused. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The_Norwegian

Damara dik-dik from Erindi private game reserve, Namibia. 

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Game Warden

I think there have been a few pics in recent trip reports that deserve to be in this thread... so. Get posting :)

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Tom Kellie

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Upright Quiff

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 28 April, 2014 at 5:54 pm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/80 sec.
 
 
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Delicate and agile don't mean unwary. The alertness conveyed by dik-dik eyes is impressive.
 
 

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Tom Kellie

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Exquisitely Specialized

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 3 October, 2014 at 11:22 pm, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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A Dik-dik's outline reflects specialized adaptation to the exigencies of their life. I'm impressed every time that I see them.
 

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Peter Connan

Magnificent photo @Tom Kellie! So much texture.

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