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Sunday, August 28, 2011


The springbok is commonly known as one of the fastest antelope in Africa. It was a cloudy morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa when a pride of lions casually walked across a dry riverbed. I could see that they had recently eaten and were probably not interested in hunting for food at that stage. They did however spook a group of springbok that were grazing in that riverbed. The springbok did not take any chances and ran away to maintain a safe distance from the lions. I wanted to capture the running springbok with a sense of movement to accentuate this characteristic of the species.

Desert sprinters
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Canon 5D Mark II | 600mmf/4 + 1.4tc | 1/20 sec at f/36, ISO 250

This photograph won the Earthshots.org photo of the day contest on 28 August 2011.