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Brindled Gnu I saw this wildebeest in Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, a short drive from Namibia's capital city, Windhoek.  I have seen scores of brindled gnus, but I always found them to be surprisingly difficult to photograph well - in my opinion, their coloring and lack of spectacular horns, etc., makes it difficult to take an interesting photograph.   This one was on a hilltop above me, so I was able to take a picture of it set against the sky, rather than shrub.  The result was that I finally took a picture of a brindled gnu that I liked. Blue Wildebeest,Geotagged,Namibia Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Brindled Gnu

I saw this wildebeest in Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, a short drive from Namibia's capital city, Windhoek. I have seen scores of brindled gnus, but I always found them to be surprisingly difficult to photograph well - in my opinion, their coloring and lack of spectacular horns, etc., makes it difficult to take an interesting photograph. This one was on a hilltop above me, so I was able to take a picture of it set against the sky, rather than shrub. The result was that I finally took a picture of a brindled gnu that I liked.

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  1. Nice one! Posted 8 years ago

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The blue wildebeest is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest. It is placed in the genus "Connochaetes" and family Bovidae and has a close taxonomic relationship with the black wildebeest. The blue wildebeest is known to have five subspecies. This broad-shouldered antelope has a muscular, front-heavy appearance, with a distinctive robust muzzle.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Sep 19, 2014. Captured Jun 29, 2014 16:39 in Coffe Street, Namibia.
  • NIKON D200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm