A couple of Kudu standing side by side in Bandia, a Nature Reserve not far from Dakar and the Petite Côte (Saly and M'bour), where it's possible to find many species of African animals. They were several metres far from the place where we were passing by 4x4. Bandia is a great place to be discovered by 4x4, as there are lots of animal species running freely.
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SnapRJW (31627) 2013-11-30 7:01
Hello Ana - Do you know how lucky you were to get this shot? If the Kudu in Senegal are anything like the ones here they are really skittish and shy. Here they are standing still and with their heads very slightly tilted up it looks as if they are both paying attention to something. You managed to get some good detail in their coats and some lovely light on the males horns; they look almost 3D. Nicely managed shot. Warm regards Rosemry
Noel_Byrne (27748) 2013-11-30 7:49
Bravo. This is an incredible shot of these beautiful animals, and to have the pair almost pose for this portrait like this is staggering. The antlers on the male are extremely impressive, as is the difference in the size of the ears. Wonderful green background which shows these animals off perfectly. This is a perfect national geographic shot, really nice done. Thanks for sharing this gem.
All the best
worldcitizen (7712) 2013-11-30 8:16
Great capture of this beautiful kudu couple. The sharpness and details are really wonderful. I'm sitting here studying the differences between the male and female. :-) I also like the lush, green background. Very nice!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-30 8:30
molto bella questo esempio di caccia fotografica caratterizzato da buona composizione ed eccellente nitidezza.
Molto curato anche il colore.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ikeharel (63913) 2013-11-30 8:39
A curious couple asking themselves who are those people with a special apartures clicking here...
My imagination working overtime, Ana.
Fine photo of the natural-reserve inhabitans, fantastic look on their "faces", eyes and ears in full alert, and strait upwards necks in tandem.
Green BG fit immaculately to the whole.
Bom fim de semana,
marina7 (8055) 2013-11-30 10:54
those horns are a piece of art! Amazing capture, something really caught their attention, there's intensity present in their stare. Love the juicy colors too. Nice job!
Have a great Sunday!
Miguel82 (26877) 2013-11-30 12:18
Buna seara Ana,
what a beautiful picture of nature two great kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), it was taken a wet season, all the acacias tress are green
you know Ana many people come from very far and pay big amount of money to kill the males and collect their heads as trophies,
Felicitari, respectele mele, doamna
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-30 13:42
magnificent nature shot!
And as we can read from other comments you were really lucky to meet them in nature.
Sharp and clear image with lovely and strong contrastingn BG!
Nicou (131446) 2013-11-30 20:09
quel beau couple mâle et femelle les cornes ont vraiment une sueprbe forme et ces oreilles quelle vue et captage fantastique compo touchant et charmant.
très beau dimanche
jjcordier (79275) 2013-11-30 23:59
Une très belle rencontre que tu as très bien mise en image. ce couple semble carrément poser pour toi!
lousat (83544) 2013-12-01 1:47
Hi Ana,a perfect pic for treknature too...ehehe..beautiful portrait of these Kudu,i never seen before these strange animals,your pic is very useful and made with the usual fantastic quality,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
serp2000 (42218) 2013-12-01 2:34
My congratulations, Ana! Amazing family photo, but I see they look to somebody behind you. Another interesting report from Sengal, perfect quality!
ktanska (26061) 2013-12-01 3:04
A quite graceful couple. It must be a great feeling seeing big wild kudus so close. Good focus and cool all green background.
marabu61 (9707) 2013-12-01 4:58
Superb shot of these two Kudus really. Having lived in South Africa for two years I know how shy they can be. But they always where my favorite antilope, so graceful and imposing with the big screwed horns.
have a great sunday
mirosu (15366) 2013-12-01 5:28
Outstanding Kudu close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light & clarity, very good clarity. I like the excellent straight POV and the superb details. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done my friend.
Wish you a peaceful 1st Advent Sunday.
danos (91112) 2013-12-01 9:01
nice the view of this couple of Kudu,that looks like to pose in front of your lens.Excellent the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
jacquest (18871) 2013-12-01 16:39
What a great portrait of this couple of kudus that seem to be posing for your camera. Their details are wonderful against the lightly blurred and contrasting background. Excellent nature shot.
abmdsudi (47604) 2013-12-01 22:50
A marvelous wildlife shot of these magnificent creatures in their pleasant natural surroundings filling the frame quite perfectly and what a fine shot. You are having a fab time and great experience. I love the brilliant detail and tones of particular interest is amazing twisted horns there. Wonder whether he gets a sore neck holding the horns up all day! It's indeed a fine effort and your superb result, Congrats
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-12-02 23:38
this is just beautiful. You presented the double portrait so beautifully with fine sharpness and natural colours. Great capture. Tfs.
After some busy working days I am back here again. For the photographic journey... For you and with you...
adramad (41160) 2013-12-08 15:16
Una composicion sensacional con esta pareja de Kudu, una animal muy poco conocido, al menos para mi...impresionante la cornamenta, pienso que del macho... con lo cual deduzco que la otra es la hembra... pero todo estos son suposiciones, pues no se nada de estos animales, pero la imagen en una maravilla.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Bien hecho. Me gusta
Que tengas un buen comienzo de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Waylim (25432) 2013-12-10 16:56
Excellent photo of the couple of Kudu. What a pleasure to see such beautiful and rare animal in the natural habitat.
Congrats for the excellent quality photo too.
eldancer1 (32802) 2013-12-19 10:30
Looks like those kudus are posing for a family portrait for you! Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Didi (59180) 2013-12-21 6:24
Intéressant portrait familial, ces animaux semblent apprécier ta présence
Une aventure intéressante pour toi
mvdisco (17784) 2014-01-18 12:48
Très jolie capture de ce couple de Kudu in nature Reserve, near Kakar,
Excellent cliché prise au bon moment,
superbe prise de vue...
ourania (37374) 2014-01-19 10:09
what a beautiful pair, graciously standing side by side and watching the visitors. The sharpness of this portrait is exquisite and their interesting characteristics are marvellously set off by your apt light management and the luscious and homogeneous backdrop, their peaceful natural environment. A wonderful encounter that you turned into a very lovely photo. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
jmdias (59220) 2014-02-26 0:32
vi muitos kudus na minha viagem, mas aqui eles tem muito verde enquanto os que eu vi viviam em ambientes bem mais hostis.linda foto, parece até um retrato de família. haha.