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Male sable antelope I took this picture in a game reserve somewhere outside of Lusaka (although, I have to admit, I can't exactly remember where).  The nice thing about the reserve is that walking was allowed, which I took full advantage of.  I came across this male while on an afternoon hike.  I was more or less bushwacking, and I don't think that many people ever stepped out of their safari vehicles, so this guy wasn't too sure what to make of me. So, the two of us stood there and stared at each other for a few minutes before he turned and ran, and I carried on with my hike. Geotagged,Hippotragus niger,Sable antelope,Zambia Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Male sable antelope

I took this picture in a game reserve somewhere outside of Lusaka (although, I have to admit, I can't exactly remember where). The nice thing about the reserve is that walking was allowed, which I took full advantage of. I came across this male while on an afternoon hike. I was more or less bushwacking, and I don't think that many people ever stepped out of their safari vehicles, so this guy wasn't too sure what to make of me. So, the two of us stood there and stared at each other for a few minutes before he turned and ran, and I carried on with my hike.

    comments (3)

  1. That stare, the curiosity of 2 so totally different species meeting each other, you captured it so well. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wow, what a great encounter.
    Wonderful presentation of this great specie.
    Posted 6 years ago
  3. Great picture of an amazing animal - I have gone on a lot of safaris in East and South Africa but still haven't seen one of these in the wild. Posted 2 years ago

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The sable antelope is an antelope which inhabits wooded savannah in East Africa south of Kenya, and in Southern Africa.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Aug 8, 2014. Captured Aug 17, 2007 21:40 in T2, Chilanga, Zambia.
  • NIKON D200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO200
  • 600mm