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@@Tom Kellie,really like#45, Nyala portrait, such pretty creatures. I also appreciate you going to the effort to show you camera settings, really useful for those of us that are on the "starting blocks" with photography.


~ @@elefromoz


After reading your most recent trip report and enjoying the photography therein, it's an honor to receive such a generous comment from you.

When I joined Safaritalk, I noticed that @@Game Warden requested camera settings for posted images.

With time and practice, that became my approach of choice.

You and I feel likewise — nyala are indeed lovely animals. They're one of the top reasons for visiting South Africa, aside from doing bird photography with my talented friend, @@Peter Connan.

Thank you so much!

Tom K.

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attachicon.gifMale Nyala with Flies.JPG

Male Nyala with Flies

Photographed on 5 October, 2015 at 7:27 am in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens.

ISO 800, 1/2500 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


~ Pity this poor ole feller, flies clustered by his eyes, no ready appendage to shoo them away. Perhaps business as usual in the daily routine of a Sabi Sands male nyala, yet nonetheless annoying.

He was a member of a bachelor herd in shadow beside the track. We were heading out to a possible resting leopard sighting, but paused to admire the striking form of the nyala, a Sabi Sands favorite.


There are some nice shots there @@Tom Kellie thanks for sharing.

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Peter Connan




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Nyala males and females

Karongwe Game Reserve

Greater Kruger

South Africa



EOS 7D Mark 2

Canon 100-400 Mark 2

1.2 Converter



David Taylor



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A beautiful family of Nyala

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017



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A nyala fawn carefully approaches the water for a drink





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