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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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Common duiker (or grey duiker), Nanzhila area of Kafue Natinoal Park, Zambia, September 2011         Klipspringer, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya, January 2010         Oribi, Wogakuria

Always love seeing these cuties!   This Steenbok was photographed on the red dunes of the Kgalagadi.

I have a few of these small antelope species Enjoy!   Kirk's Dik-dik (Ndutu, Tanzania) Salt's Dik-dik (Awash NP, Ethiopia) Oribi (South Africa) Steenbok (Ndutu, Tanzania) G

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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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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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Nik63

A cute Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) - Serengeti National Park - Tanzania - February 2019

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offshorebirder

Sharpe's Grysbok in Chiawa GMA, Zambia (next to Lower Zambezi National Park).  December 1 2019.

 

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Thanks for reminding me of this thread  @Nik63

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BRACQUENE

Lesser Kudu in Ruaha National Park Mwagusi area October 2017

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BRACQUENE

The previous one was not particulary small I admit but  these should be better : Female Oribi and Dik - Dik in Ruaha Mwagusi Area 19 th of october 2017

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Caracal
55 minutes ago, BRACQUENE said:

The previous one was not particulary small I admit

 

Yes the Lesser Kudu is rather too large for this thread I think but I've given it a Like @BRACQUENE 'cos it's such a special sighting. Beautifully captured in that statuesque pose.

Lovely follow up posts too. I have a special fondness for Oribis.

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offshorebirder

Nice photos @BRACQUENE.   I still have yet to see Günther's Dik-Dik - it is shaping up to be a "nemesis mammal" for me.

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