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Pronking Springbok

On a recent trip to the Karoo, I had one goal, photographically - to capture a pronking (a feature unique to this antelope where it performs multiple leaps in t...
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On a recent trip to the Karoo, I had one goal, photographically - to capture a pronking (a feature unique to this antelope where it performs multiple leaps in the air) springbok. This proved to be harder than I thought (hard to tell which member of a herd is about to pronk + they are really quick + they don't do this often) but I was lucky and after some perseverance I managed to bag this shot. It's amazing to watch this behaviour happen right in front of you and I am happy with this image as I feel it gives the viewer an idea of what the real-life action was like.
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adalinemirror12
 
adalinemirror12 February 14, 2017
DO you live in africa?
FredericMONIN PRO
 
FredericMONIN February 21, 2017
Great shot !!!
GregHauser
 
GregHauser March 06, 2017
probably runnin away from a cheetah
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 19, 2017
Fantastic image!!! Voted in 'the animal kingdom' contest.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 23, 2017
Amazing shot! Wow!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 17, 2017
Amazing capture! Awarded.
ericsalveggio Premium
 
ericsalveggio April 17, 2017
excellent capture and composition - timing is everything, as is being in the right place at the right time!
BrianBasson
 
BrianBasson April 17, 2017
Charles, a wonderfully timed shot. I tried to capture something similar this in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa, without success. As you say it is not easily accomplished. Well done!
tracymiller_
 
tracymiller_ April 19, 2017
What a great shot!!!
jacquiscott_2559 Premium
 
jacquiscott_2559 April 23, 2017
Great capture
EdieObscura
 
EdieObscura July 08, 2017
Fantastic photo!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson September 01, 2017
Awesome.
dianehannamalanga
 
dianehannamalanga September 19, 2017
Love it!!!
stephniebancroft Premium
 
stephniebancroft September 20, 2017
Briljante skoot.
suedoughertyoffleash PRO
 
suedoughertyoffleash September 20, 2017
awesome!
Fannito
 
Fannito September 23, 2017
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Fannito
 
Fannito September 23, 2017
One of the most fantastic pictures I've ever seen. Full of messages, almost a fantasy, but I know this is real. Congrats!
saboytjie
 
saboytjie September 26, 2017
oh love it when they do this!
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET September 26, 2017
pronging ?
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA September 27, 2017
Pronking is a new word of the day for me. How fun! Excellent shot.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 28, 2017
Fantastic shot! Congratulations!
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz September 29, 2017
Stunning capture ! Congratulations !
pietnel
 
pietnel October 07, 2017
Briljante foto/ Brilliant image
Alisajidzaidi
 
Alisajidzaidi October 07, 2017
Marvelous timely click, Superb photo
kathaggiss PRO
 
kathaggiss December 21, 2017
Absolutely superb showing great skill.
kathaggiss PRO
 
kathaggiss December 21, 2017
On a recent visit to Etosha I tried and tried to get a Springbok plonking with no success. So congratulations to you.
Corabelle PRO
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
Wow! ??
Stellasview
 
Stellasview March 11, 2018
Wow! I can’t imagine the excitement/ pleasure you experienced upon viewing this on your computer screen ;)
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
Beardog2003 PRO+
 
Beardog2003 May 14, 2018
fantastic shot and timing
AaydeR PRO+
 
AaydeR December 17, 2018
great shot! Not easy! I can relate to your goal :-)
MrAlleyne
 
MrAlleyne December 21, 2018
Superb! I like to think they \'pronk\' because they love to 😉
lilchadjohnson
 
amazing capture!

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