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Including when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details from the sighting. Thanks, Matt.

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Here's one I can contribute, nothing special but gets the topic rolling...

 

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Taken near Shingwedzi with Carolina's point and shoot digital zoom compact.

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Nyala bull and his females taken from our balcony in Kapama Private Reserve near Hoedspruit in August 2007.

 

EOS 30D, 100-400L at 400mm, ISO 400, f5.6 1/500

 

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This is a nyala isn't it? The legs are different (not shown) than Matt's nyala.

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The last one might be a kudu, PCNW.

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PCNW, Your first image is of a nyala but the second is a kudu bull. Apart from the more pronounced corkscrew of the kudu horns, the face markings are different.

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Not at all, good to show the differences.

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Male Nyala Mana Pools -Chikwenya area October 2012

 

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Young Male Same area

 

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They do so look like compression stockings for varicose veins...

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I love the tips of their horns too! I think these animals look particularly gorgeous in that diffused Mana light. All shiny and shaggy at the same time. Nice photos everyone.

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All taken at Kruger National Park, South Africa in May 2013:

 

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male and female.....Malilangwe

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A young nyala ram

 

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a stately nyala ram emerges briefly from the forest in Sabi Sands

 

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Chikwenya, November 2013

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi, July 2012

 

 

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My first ever nyala, De Wildt Sanctuary 2005

 

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Time for some more Nyala photos... who has any?

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since you asked so nicely @@Game Warden, here's a recent sighting

 

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okay, another photo from Malilangwe in August 2013

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An interesting side note on nyala...

 

Males and females of large antelope species are referred to as bulls and cows; and males and females of smaller antelope species are referred to as rams and ewes: oryx bull, eland cow, springbok ram, impala ewe, etc.

 

Nyala serves as the dividing line. Interestingly, male nyalas are called bulls, but the female nyalas are called ewes, not cows. Perhaps this is because there is so much sexual dimorphism in the species (males, among other things, much bigger than females).

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Who has more nyala photos to share in this topic?

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