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Come on @@Safaridude - I know you have some lesser kudu images taking up space on your hard drive. @@twaffle too...

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Come on @@Safaridude - I know you have some lesser kudu images taking up space on your hard drive. @@twaffle too...

 

Yes, see page 2...

 

Well, here is another one (from Ishaqbini in July 2011):

 

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Sarara Camp waterhole, Namunyak Conservancy, Kenya (March '09)

 

 

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Mukungunero Pools, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania (Sept 2010)

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@@Safaridude

 

I did not remember that photo of the three kudus at Sarara: a rally brilliant picture!

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@@Safaridude

 

I did not remember that photo of the three kudus at Sarara: a rally brilliant picture!

 

Thank you. There are actually four (one is sort of hidden). An amorous male and three females.

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@@Safaridude

I did not remember that photo of the three kudus at Sarara: a rally brilliant picture!

 

Thank you. There are actually four (one is sort of hidden). An amorous male and three females.

Yes, now I noticed the fourth one!

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Fail and frustration !!!

 

This Lesser Kudu flew in front of our vehicle. I tried panning with her and unfortunately the kudu went perfectly focused. I say unfortunately because I cut the antelope´s nose and know i feel frustrated every time i see it !!!

 

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Meru National Park , ( 2010 )

 

Paco

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Paco, what a stunning photo, shame about the nose but super feeling of motion and atmosphere.

 

If I ever get time I'll post some. :)

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@@africawild. Centimeters........ Arrrrrrrrrrgh! ;-)

 

Everything else is great though. Next time!

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@Paco

 

That's what I call a money shot!

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I took a few shots of male lesser kudus in Selenkay Conservancy, Kenya. They were kind of shy and the terrain was bushy, so images are far from perfect.

 

 

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That is a lesser kudu on steroids! @@FlyTraveler

 

I thought this was a lesser kudu, is it a greater kudu?

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It is a lesser kudu, but just about the biggest one one would come across.

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~ @@Rainbirder

 

Your Tsavo East lesser kudu buck image is gorgeous.

The coloration of the horns is so clear with a lighter tone at the tips, as if they'd been sharpened.

I've been admiring your photography, but this image stands out for its high quality.

Thank you for sharing it in Safaritalk.

Tom K.

 

 

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Lesser Kudu Juvenile Male


in Meru National Park



Photographed at 1:29 pm on 20 July, 2015 in Meru National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 400, 1/640 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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We'd finished lunch at Meru National Park's tree-shaded hippo pool, also observing several active crocodiles. Retracing our route, it seemed that we'd encountered a Lesser Kudu convention of sorts.


At first we eagerly took shots of each kudu group, but after more than twenty, they temporarily were downgraded to “another kudu”. Certainly such a noble species deserves more respect than that.


This juvenile male Tragelaphus imberbis was a solitary browser a few meters away from the track. He showed little concern over our presence, despite the absence of any other vehicles throughout the game drive.

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Our modest contribution on this antelope that is not so easy to observe in Africa after all.

Male Lesser Kudu observed at Awash NP, Ethiopia

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Nice photo @@samapi. Your photo is the first in this threat of the Northern race of the Lesser Kudu (all others are of the Southern Lesser Kudu, found in Kenya and Tanzania). Some of the other kudus in this thread are truly gorgeous.

 

I've only observed 2 Lesser Kudus in the wild, both at Ishaqbini - 1 female resting under a shrub and a large, stunningly beautiful male at the entrance to the predator-proof sanctuary. I've heard of sightings in some places I've visited in Laikipia, but they're rare there. Hope to see many more Lesser Kudu over the years...

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I see there are only a few photo's, and very good one's too, I am soooo jealous.

 

I only have the one, sorry no camera info, and he is portraying the major problem I have always encountered, they are nearly always behind a bush. They are easy to see in both Tsavo East & West, but to photograph? Though I have managed to get film of them.

 

I stay at Galdessa camp in Tsavo East and see more Lesser Kudu than I do Impala. On one occasion I saw 45 over five days, on another 55 and on my last trip there an astonishing 86, again over five days. I am sure some of them are repeats, but even so, there are a lot of Lesser Kudu in Tsavo.

 

Meru is another good place to see them, with the bonus of being in probably Kenya's most beautiful park.

 

FILM: 20080908174646 is the Female, and 20080908175624 is the male.

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I took a few shots of male lesser kudus in Selenkay Conservancy, Kenya. They were kind of shy and the terrain was bushy, so images are far from perfect.

 

 

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WOW! beautiful shots of a beautiful Antelope. Thanks for sharing.

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Ruaha, November 2014

 

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