Game Warden

Show us your nyala...

57 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's one I can contribute, nothing special but gets the topic rolling...

 

gallery_1_143_90237.jpg

Taken near Shingwedzi with Carolina's point and shoot digital zoom compact.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nyala bull and his females taken from our balcony in Kapama Private Reserve near Hoedspruit in August 2007.

 

EOS 30D, 100-400L at 400mm, ISO 400, f5.6 1/500

 

med_gallery_6125_238_287612.jpgmed_gallery_6125_238_53057.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very poor light.

post-14577-0-64330400-1359206210_thumb.jpg

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a nyala isn't it? The legs are different (not shown) than Matt's nyala.

post-14577-0-47936400-1359208679_thumb.jpg

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The last one might be a kudu, PCNW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PCNW, Your first image is of a nyala but the second is a kudu bull. Apart from the more pronounced corkscrew of the kudu horns, the face markings are different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh my, how embarrassing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not at all, good to show the differences.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Male Nyala Mana Pools -Chikwenya area October 2012

 

gallery_6103_737_3741441.jpg

 

Young Male Same area

 

gallery_6103_737_97085.jpg

Edited by wilddog
6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They do so look like compression stockings for varicose veins...

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the tips of their horns too! I think these animals look particularly gorgeous in that diffused Mana light. All shiny and shaggy at the same time. Nice photos everyone.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All taken at Kruger National Park, South Africa in May 2013:

 

gallery_6003_853_719071.jpg

 

gallery_6003_853_112999.jpg

 

gallery_6003_853_343721.jpg

 

gallery_6003_853_131836.jpg

 

gallery_6003_853_776470.jpg

8 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

male and female.....Malilangwe

post-17651-0-74678900-1393910866_thumb.jpg

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A young nyala ram

 

post-43899-0-97093700-1394045762_thumb.jpg

8 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a stately nyala ram emerges briefly from the forest in Sabi Sands

 

post-43899-0-91302900-1395758444_thumb.jpg

6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chikwenya, November 2013

11530144265_26673c2894_o.jpg

7 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hluhluwe Umfolozi, July 2012

 

 

P1000532.JPG

 

My first ever nyala, De Wildt Sanctuary 2005

 

P1020661.JPG

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time for some more Nyala photos... who has any?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

since you asked so nicely @@Game Warden, here's a recent sighting

 

post-43899-0-43293700-1413204267_thumb.jpg

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chikwenya Sept 2014

 

chikwenya%2Bnyala2_cr.jpg

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

okay, another photo from Malilangwe in August 2013

post-17651-0-21923000-1413210680_thumb.jpg

6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An interesting side note on nyala...

 

Males and females of large antelope species are referred to as bulls and cows; and males and females of smaller antelope species are referred to as rams and ewes: oryx bull, eland cow, springbok ram, impala ewe, etc.

 

Nyala serves as the dividing line. Interestingly, male nyalas are called bulls, but the female nyalas are called ewes, not cows. Perhaps this is because there is so much sexual dimorphism in the species (males, among other things, much bigger than females).

9 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who has more nyala photos to share in this topic?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

post-24763-0-58515900-1421168668_thumb.jpg

 

post-24763-0-27870300-1421168690_thumb.jpg

 

post-24763-0-67972100-1421168698_thumb.jpg

9 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


© 2006 - 2017 www.safaritalk.net - Talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006. Passionate about Africa.