May 7-10, 2008 - Around The World, Days 12-15 - Antelope, South Africa
May 7, Timbivati
We encounter several species of impala and antelope on our safaris.
This is my favorite - a kudu.
There are bunches of them.
An impala buck watches us to ensure we don't encroach too much on his turf (and his females).
A lone blue gnu (wildebeast) relaxes in the shade.
Why the long face?
May 8, Sabi Sands
A male water buck's horns curve oddly forward.
Oh, he sees us.
This is the female.
I wonder what the males think of this 'target.'
A rarity, a young white impala!
They're easily seen by predators, so to see one so large still alive in the wild is amazing.
So many species...
This is a male nyala. He has some white stripes that go along his body, and his horns are basically straight with a quarter twist.
Another male nyala.
Female and male kudu.
A herd hangs out in the road, not going anywhere for a while.
Some of the young run around.
Some are lazy.
May 9, Sabi Sands
Steenbock, full-grown, but still small. Hard to spot in the tall grass.
Back at camp, a steen bock comes up to the river to drink.
A male bushbuck, with his indicative white spots, grazes behind our camp.