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Just received my new baby, my first L lens (Canon 100-400 L IS USM) and what better place then Kruger National Park in South Africa to try it out. Though I feel it will take me a while to get the best out of this massive lens, but nevertheless I am quite happy with the initial results. Here is a shot of a male Impala that crossed our path just after few minutes of driving into Kruger through Phabeni gate (Southern Kruger). Shot at full tele (400mm) hand held.

Some interesting facts:

1. Impala’s have a scent gland above their hoof. They can roam great distances, and follow their scent trail back to their herd.
2. Female impalas outnumber males two to one.
3. During mating season, the dominant male will take his pick in mating. When he has finished mating, they will usually let the weaker males have their turn at mating.

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