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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