I can’t see an image of a male kudu without hearing the voice of my guide Harley, from Chitwa Chitwa, saying “So Majestic!” I’d never had a guide before that had an antelope as a favourite animal, but they are very impressive creatures, especially when you get a chance to see them out in the open.
I wonder if she can tune in to radio signals with those big ears? This beautiful kudu paused in a fairly clear area, allowing a photograph. They prefer to be in denser areas, and many times you’ll drive along and only see the impressive horns of the male peeking out through gaps in the trees.
The waterbuck image caught my eye today while I was editing, and I thought a selection of antelope would be a good feature for the day.
When I am out on safari, I like to ask the rangers and trackers what their favourite animal is to watch, or what they would like to see while out on a game drive. Usually, the answer is one of the larger predators, or elephants. But I had a first with our last guide, Harley, while staying at Chitwa Chitwa. His favourite animal is the kudu.
Kudu are a truly impressive animal, especially the males with their huge spiralling horns. They have enormous ears that rotate around like satellite dishes, to aid them in picking up sounds while they are in amongst the trees.
Here are a few kudu images for today. It seemed as good a topic as any!
If you’d like to learn a bit more about kudu, here is the Wiki page for them: