The Elusive Kudu Portrait


During our first trip to South Africa, we headed out on eight game drives across two private game reserves in the country.

We spotted quite a few kudu, but achieving a clean portrait of a kudu looking straight at the camera, without any scrub cutting across the animal's face, is quite a challenge, as kudu like to hide in scrub to avoid predators, and they seldom stay in the open, which makes photography quite difficult.

Finally, this afternoon, on our final game drive before we head home, we were fortunate enough to encounter some kudu, which, while typically skittish, actually did cooperate, and allow me to land a nice, clean portrait in pleasant surroundings.

Hence, the elusive kudu portrait.

Published on Tuesday, 16th October, 2012.





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