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Including when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting. Thanks, Matt.

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Taken in Samburu National Reserve near Intrepids camp on our first African safari

 

EOS 20D 75-300 IS (the crap one) at 300mm, ISO 400 f8 1/1000, September 2005

 

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You know how tuned in I am to the collective Safaritalk consciousness...

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Natron Game Controlled Area, Tanzania - March '09

 

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Ishaqbini Conservancy, Kenya - March, '09

 

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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya - January '10

 

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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - July '11

 

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Ishaqbini Conservancy, Kenya - July '11

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Who has pics of Gerenuks? Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting.

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Here are 2 pictures taken in Samburu in July 2008.

 

Technical information : Eos 5D - 500 mm x1.4 - F/8 for the first one, F/10 for the second one - 1/500 - ISO 250

 

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Have merged these two topics.

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Samburu, 09/2014

 

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And a shy one from Meru:

 

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1 Taken in Samburu Park (August 2014)

2 Taken in Amboseli Nat Park (June 1993)

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Male Gerenuk in Samburu



Photographed at 8:25 am on 29 April, 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 200, 1/500 sec., f/5, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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The massive bulk of male gerenuk horns is shown in this image. They have a fairly diminutive reinforced skull which supports powerful horns with slightly curved tips.


We spotted this gerenuk in the raised land away from the Ewaso Nyiro River. It was feeding alone, showing no apparent discomfiture upon our arrival. Visitors are commonplace in its world.

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Great portrait Tom, reflective and wary yet not about to stop going about the business of feeding!

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Male Gerenuk in Profile



~ Photographed on 28 January, 2015 at 10:53 am in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec., 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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While gerenuks do occasionally rigidly stand motionless, seldom are they in such clear profile relative to the camera lens as this male was. He was with a small herd of females near the Ewaso Nyiro River.



It must have been a challenge for the herd to obtain adequate water, given the river's low level. His nobility of appearance impressed me, remaining vigilant for the herd.



Gerenuk exert an appeal on my attention, perhaps because the geometry of their form includes complex curves. I hope all Safaritalk members and visitors may eventually see gerenuk!


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An unusual point of view, this gerenuk was lying down after a sand storm .

 

 

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Samburu national reserve , July 21, 2011. 5h58 PM.

 

Nikon 300S, 300mm + extenderX1,4, f7,1, Iso 800.

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Male Gerenuk in Profile



Photographed at 4:25 pm on 28 April, 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/4, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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This was the first gerenuk that I ever saw. I was so poorly informed, that I didn't know what it was, much less its name. Patient Anthony quickly straightened me out.


The musculature of the rear legs was self-evidently greater than the front, hence the possibility of browsing while standing on two legs. Such a magnificent species!

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I know that some of you have new gerenuk photos to add to this topic, so... get posting! :)

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How about some old ones? :)

 

Shaba, Kenya December 2006

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Tsavo East, Kenya February 2008

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Tsavo East, Kenya September 2009 - along the Galana River across from our Galdessa tent
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Samburu, June 2015

 

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A most unexpected Male Gerenuk just off Magadi Road near Oltepesi, Kenya. January 10, 2016.

 

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Samburu National Reserve, January 15, 2016.

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Samburu NR January 14, 2016.

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Male Gerenuk in Samburu National Reserve



Photographed at 4:38 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 100, 1/2000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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We'd entered Samburu National Reserve in late afternoon, enjoying a close sighting of several elephants. It was a great surprise when this male gerenuk walked towards us and began feeding.


Neither Anthony nor I said anything, letting the light breeze be the only sound. The gerenuk was nibbling on the bush next to us, such that it was necessary to lean back within the safari van in order to focus.



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Beautiful portrait Tom!

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