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Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 6:16
Viewed: 5831
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken near Lake George in the Queen Elisabeth National Park
The Uganda Kob (Kobus kob thomasi,) is a sub-species of the kob, a type of antelope found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is normally reddish-brown, in which it differs from other kob sub-species. A Ugandan Kob appears on the coat of arms of Uganda.
Distribution is Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, north eastern Zaire.
The smooth, shiny coat ranges from golden brown to chestnut above, with the underparts bright white. The white-coloured facial markings include conspicuous eye rings, the insides of ears, and a throat bib. The outer sides of the legs have a vertical black stripe running down the length, while the insides are white in colour. The bushy tail is white underneath and terminates with a black tip. The "S"-shaped horns are found only in males, and bend sharply backwards, then curve up. They grow 40-69 cm / 16-28 inches long.
The kob is most active in the morning and late afternoon. Adult males are territorial, although the size of their defended ranges varies depending on the habitat and population density. The two extremes of this spectrum are a few relatively large areas, or a concentrated group of extremely small territories. These compact groups, called leks, are normally 200 meters / 640 feet in diameter, with 12-15 (rarely over 200) approximately circular individual territories which measure 15-30 m / 50-100 feet across. The resident male does not physically mark his area, rather he patrols its boundaries, often whistling loudly. The length of time a male may hold his territory varies from days to months. Population densities vary from 8-124 animals per square kilometer depending on the habitat. In southeastern Sudan, huge herds congregate along waterways during the dry season from November to April, at which point the density often exceeds 1,000 animals per square kilometer.
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bonjour Albert

très belle image de cet animal africain, avec un excellent
POV et DOF, j'aime le POV à la hauteur de l'inimal,
belle luminosité aux teintes de couleurs chaudes,
superbe netteté et détails, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-12 6:45]

Hello Albert,
Uganda is a very beautiful country for nature-lovers. Outside the Gorillas there's so much to see. I was there in 2001.
This is an excellent photo of the Uganda Kob. Light and colours are splendid. Very good sharpness, DOF and POV.

Hello Albert. This is so nice. Well captured head on with stunning sharpness and detail. The tall dry grass in the foreground giving good contrast against the green background. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-13 3:19]

Hi Albert,
Wonderful shot of this elegant Uganda Kob among the long grasses. Lovely colours and details with the warm lighting giving the image an added punch. I like the natural surrounding here and the eye contact. Excellent low POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-13 13:39]

Bonjour Albert, j'aime bien cette photo et l'atmosphère que tu as su saisir, c'est net et bien composé. Excellent travail, merci!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-13 13:43]

Hi Albert

Lovely shot of this Cob. I saw lots in the same park, but the light was really poor. Great pose and nice detail.


Hi Albert

Good shot of this kob resting in the shade. I like the way antelope's colour blends with the grasses offering some priection from predators. Good composition.


Hello Albert,
Beautiful antelope, this Uganda kob. I like its white patches.
Well done

What a majestic pair of horns this Kob has got, Albert!
Lovely capture of the beautiful animal at peace with its surroundings and reposing on the green ground.
It is not aware of your presence and that makes it a sterling portrait.
TFS and regards.

Wowww.. what a beauty MF Albert:) I could not bealive me how i missed this horned beauty. Perfectly captured from low and effective POV while resting. But as i seen it noticed you:)
TFS and have a nice night!


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