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I was just very excited being at Lake Nakura, and was busy photographing the flamingos. I didn't even see this herd of impalas, until they walked into my frame. It was one of the most memorable moments of my trip. They just strolled by, no predator, no rush, stopping for a drink. The late afternoon sun brightened their golden brown fur. I froze in awe by such beauty. At least I remembered to take a couple of photos, not as many as I like. A sight I will remember for a long time.

An impala (Aepyceros melampus Greek aipos "high" ceros "horn" + melas "black" pous "foot") is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language. They are found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa and Uganda.
Average mass for an Impala is approximately 75 kilograms. They are reddish-brown in color with lighter flanks, have white underbellies and a characteristic "M" marking on its rear. Males have lyre-shaped horns which can reach up to 90 centimeters in length.
Source: Wikipedia


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No tripod, rest the camera on a sandbag on top of the jeep.

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