Another of my favorite shots from
the trip. I was feeling a little bummed after learning
of a leopard sighting, a lion kill, and 3 lionesses
drinking water -- all of which we had missed.
I initially saw this gemsbok, and 2 others, on the
lower part of the dune, and being wrapped in my thoughts,
wasn't paying attention to what they were doing.
Pritha pointed out that they were going up the hill
and would present a good photo opportunity. Sure enough,
after browsing for a while, all three of them eventually
climbed and crested the dune. The first two went straight
over, but this one stopped and looked back at us in
that particularly mulish manner that gemsbok seem to
The rich blue sky and red soil provides a lovely colored
backdrop for this handsome antelope.