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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:28 PM

Chikwenya Sept 2014

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:31 PM

okay, another photo from Malilangwe in August 2013

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:15 PM

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).


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:16 AM

Who has more nyala photos to share in this topic?


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 12:28 PM

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Male Nyala in Sabi Sands

 

Photographed on 2 October, 2015 at 6:38 pm in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 200mm f/2.8L II telephoto lens.

 

ISO 800, 1/160 sec., f/2.8, 200mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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~ The one mild wish carried with me to South Africa was granted during the second evening game drive when this male nyala was encountered alongside the track.

 

The intense saturation of its colors was visually appealing, as was its relatively calm disposition. I grinned while observing it, happy to finally see firsthand such a distinctive species.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 02:21 PM

Beautiful animal and beautiful photo, Tom. Welcome back, hope you gad a splendid safari.
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:47 PM

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All the above taken at uMkhuze Game Reserve, KZN South Africa from the kuMasinga hide.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:04 AM

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The male nyala on the left is prancing, isn't he?

 

His left rear hoof is up ever so delicately, as if he were practicing a ballet move.

 

The curvature of his tail, showing off the white underside, and the upward direction of his horns add to the artful nature of the pose.

 

It's one of the finest nyala images I've seen, due to your having snapped the shutter at exactly the right moment.

 

I'm interested that it was taken in a hide. To this day, I'm yet to visit any hide in Africa, having only done so in Asia.

 

Thank you very much for this prancing nyala.

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:49 PM

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Male Nyala in Sabi Sands

 

Photographed on 2 October, 2015 at 6:38 pm in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 200mm f/2.8L II telephoto lens.

 

ISO 800, 1/160 sec., f/2.8, 200mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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~ The one mild wish carried with me to South Africa was granted during the second evening game drive when this male nyala was encountered alongside the track.

 

The intense saturation of its colors was visually appealing, as was its relatively calm disposition. I grinned while observing it, happy to finally see firsthand such a distinctive species.


So glad you saw one!
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:00 PM

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).

 

Follow-up question on nomenclature for you @Safaridude concerning young antelope.  Are the young of large antelope species called calves?   And are the young of small antelope species called lambs?   And which designation is given to Nyala young (and does it differ by sex like the adults)?

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:14 PM

@offshorebirder

 

As you suggest, I believe that "lamb" is the correct word to use concerning the young of small antelopes ("calf" for the young of large antelopes).

 

Now, with respect to the young of nyala... that is an interesting question!  I am not sure there is a hard and fast rule that exists.  "Lamb" feels more right to me.  Don't ask me why!


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:07 AM

Sabie Sands, 2002

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:51 PM

~ @Safaridude

 

In the trip report I'm presently uploading, there will be various photographs of both nyala and bushbuck which I frequently observed in Sabi Sands, South Africa.

 

Both were new species to me, aside from a single transitory encounter with a bushbuck in Nairobi National Park.

 

The males – rams? – of both species had raised raised hair going across their spine to their tails.

 

My resources here are limited, thus it's unclear to me whether or not the term of choice for that feature is a ‘mane’ or a ‘crest’, something else, or it doesn't matter.

 

I grew up thinking of horse manes on their necks but not along their spines.

 

Crests have become associated in my mind with plumage crowns on birds.

 

Yet translating resources here, it seems that this feature of male nyala and bushbuck may be an extended mane.

 

Is that reasonable, or have I overlooked something out of ignorance and low experience?

 

I ask here in the nyala forum, hoping that any answer might be available to others similarly uncertain of the nomenclature.

 

Thank you for considering my question.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 01:30 PM

@Tom Kellie

 

On the "ram" issue...

 

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).


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:44 AM

Londolozi, Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger,SA. July 2015

 

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:33 PM

~ @Kitsafari

 

I like your Londolozi nyala!

 

Such beautiful animals!

 

Thank you for posting these when your about to depart for India.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 04:31 PM

I will try for an update here about this very beautiful antelope

 

All photos below taken in South Africa, Mkuze game reserve

Male...

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...Female...

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...and cub :wub:

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 12:24 PM

That head shot in post 39 is gorgeous @Soukous


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