Eland and Friends


Early one morning at Leopard Gorge, the sky was grey and dull, so from our position down in the middle of the gorge, we took the opportunity to photograph wildlife in silhouette as it stood up on the cliffs.

This is a common eland, one of Africa's largest largest plains game, and the second largest type of antelope in the world.

Here, this male, who sports a damaged antler — probably the result of a dispute with another male eland — stands high on the south-western edge of Leopard Gorge, joined by three oxpeckers.

Published on Friday, 28 June, 2019.


Date Tuesday, 4 June, 2019
Time 7:41am
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 2x II
Focal Length 600mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/2,000th of a second
ISO 800
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 25.50m




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