I learned on my trip that South Africa has no deer, only antelope. I had never been curious enough to find out what the really is the difference between deer and antelope; they look mostly the same. I learned that deer, as well as elk and moose, have antlers made of bone and are shed and regrown every year. Antelope have horns which have a bony core covered by keratin. Horns are not shed and regrown. I did know that there were different varieties of antelope but, though I only saw a sample, I was really surprised at how many varieties there are.
A few weeks ago I published pictures of the beautiful kudu. Today I am rounding out my collection with the tiny duiker and steenbok, the klipspringer (rock jumper), the ubiquitous impala, the bontebok, the hartebeest and the big, beautiful waterbuck.
I hope you enjoy these images.
Note: the images can be seen in a larger size at: https://larryklink.smugmug.com/South-African-Adventure-2016 in the Antelope and Waterbuck Galleries
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