Antelope antics

Steenbok at sunrise
Steenbok at sunrise

This male steenbok seems to be twisting himself in knots, trying to decide whether to freeze or flee. You can’t really blame him – steenbok are a small antelope and prey for leopards and eagles, among others. I think I’d also be nervous. Looking a lot more relaxed are these impala, the most commonly sighted antelope in Kruger. They even have a flower named after them.

Occasionally impala do decide to do something a bit more interesting, besides getting up your hopes of a predator (by all looking intently in one direction for a while). The males below were having a bit of a territorial dispute in between the thorn bushes.


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