The waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in the genus Kobus of the family Bovidae. It was first described by Irish naturalist William Ogilby in 1833. The thirteen subspecies are grouped under two varieties: the common or Ellisprymnus waterbuck and the Defassa waterbuck. The head-and-body length is typically between 177–235 cm (70–93 in) and the average height is between 120 and 136 cm (47 and 54 in). A sexually dimorphic antelope, males are taller as well as heavier than females. Males reach approximately 127 cm (50 in) at the shoulder, while females reach 119 cm (47 in). Males typically weigh 198–262 kg (437–578 lb) and females 161–214 kg (355–472 lb). The coat colour varies from brown to grey. The long, spiral horns, present only on males, curve backward, then forward and are 55–99 cm (22–39 in) long.
A great egret preening in between showing off his long feather plumes known as aigrettes. Stately is an understatement in describing their beauty... Taken in southeastern Florida in early December. * * * * * *
Pair of Great blue Herons dancing at the nest | Check out the March 30-31 2019 Florida Ospreys Tour!! 👉 link in bio
We just love our New Zealand kākāriki. They are such sweet little parakeets. We saw so many on Ulva Island. Normally these birds are quite shy and flighty but not on Ulva, they must know they are living on a safe pest free island paradise! 🏝
My beautiful lady and I are on a December jolly in Crete. It doesn't have the range of migratory birds this time of year, but the Griffon Vultures kept us well entertained! They were displaying and collecting nesting material for hours.
What do we humans expect during a morning walk, bird chirps followed by fresh air & moody shades of raising sun, Right ? Well it's the same in Wild as well. They too expect a calm scenario where they are left free from their natural surrounding & public attention. In this case it's the royal king who's out for a walk.
Misty Morning filled with the touch of early winters be like this. That sort of vibrant feel & mood swinging touch can be experienced at non other than land of tigers located at Central India. Wont be revealing their ID nor location.
Lighting was as pleasing as one could experience in this frame. Achieving it the right way was quite a hectic job as on field one really need to face lots of constraints & hurdles. But finding space and cracking an early dose wasn't that hard as expected. It happened in a flow and this one frame does speak about the moment experienced & followed by.
Life around in wild too is fascinating at times. Every action being a portrayal of daily schedules. Studying the wild phase can definitely lead you to better understanding. And i must say its a always a bliss to get hold of all odd & evens tagging along with mother nature and enjoying her visual beauty as a whole by spending time with her, with in her premises.
Wildlife is totally engaging as usual, and every living being would reflect us back with emotions and expression when surrounded by a situation. Its the same with every natural behaviour. Just look in to those eyes and get hold of that priceless stare, A natural act which compromises every emotional aspect.
Nailed it with @canonindia_official 7D Mii & @tamronindia 150-600mm G2 Combo. The colours you witness where the same as experienced in live with a minor touch of processing as always.