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Show us your LIVE impala photos


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#1 twaffle

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:30 PM

Now for a tougher subject matter, we see them here, we see them there but does anyone take interesting or attractive photos of them?

I'll start with one I had prepared earlier! :D He is complete with ox pecker.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:38 AM

All very nice pictures, thanks for posting! By the way, I am always amazed how East African impaas seem to be bigger than those in southern Africa, though it is the same species....

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

Impalas? Now, we're talkin'...

The ones in northern/western Serengeti and the Mara are the biggest, I have found. From southern Tanzania southward, impalas tend to have smaller horns and are duller in color. Hunters like to distinguish them as "southern impala", though scientifically, no subspecies are recognized.

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Western Corridor, Serengeti, Tanzania

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Western Corridor, Serengeti, Tanzania

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Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

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Ugalla Game Reserve, Tanzania

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Kafue, Zambia -- note small horns and very dull color

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A tender moment in Tarangire, Tanzania

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:19 PM

Safaridude,

An excelent portfolio!

I am trying to recall the biggest impala I have ever seen.... I think it was a male at Sarara: truly a massive specimen.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:09 AM

Jochen, your lack of impalas on your last safari was exactly my point in the OP, but fortunately you have some beautiful images to share from earlier travels. I particularly like the buck standing on the road.

Safaridude, in case you hadn't guessed, this topic was for you and everyone else with a preference for beauty over brawn! :D You have some lovely photos, thanks everyone for contributing.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:27 AM

Some impala classics here! I'm still keener on zebras than impalas, but impalas are moving up the pecking order now. Apart from the jumping and being common in areas where there may be few if any other animals, they have the advantage of having less white to blow out in the sun than zebras. :o

This one was alive...

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And so were these two...

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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:58 AM

Paul, love those fighting rams … excellent. I think if we all work hard we can overwhelm the predator photo threads much like impalas in the wild! I had better post some more, not that any are as spectacular as those posted here.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:42 AM

Some great photos. :o Every species out there, deserves to be photographed. :)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:37 AM

Safaridude, in case you hadn't guessed, this topic was for you and everyone else with a preference for beauty over brawn! :o .


Well, then we should give a new lease of life to the "Show us your lesser kudu pictures" thread.... (I am inept at linking threads, so somebody help me....)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:40 AM

@safaridude; some excellent shots you got there!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

Thank you. I like yours more.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:31 AM

Johan,

Saw that impala in pic 1 at Bat Ear fox road recently. Still around!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:46 AM

MAC, that's the nicest thing anyone has contributed on this thread … you recognised an impala from a photo. :angry: It always happens with lions and cheetahs and leopards but NEVER with antelope so that is fantastic. (Yes, I know it's a distinctive specimen, but all the same). :o

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:50 PM

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Impala at the Chobe Riverfront. He was very cautious to approach the water with this crocodile sitting there, even though it was a small one.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:21 PM

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Impala on the dry river bed of the Luangwa


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Impala rams at South Luangwa NP
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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

#18 twaffle

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:32 AM

Some beautiful impalas.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

The antelope:

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The lily:

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(well, you didn't specify)


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