Impalas, Kruger National Park, South Africa

NOVEMBER 2011 – A group of Impalas (Aepyceros) stands in the scrub of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When you’re entering the Kruger National Park (or any of the game reserves) one of the first species you will encounter is the Impalas, a medium sized antelope (Aepyceros). The reason is simple: There are so many of them, making them the ‘base food’ of many of the bigger animals. Yet, when you meet them, their beauty can be overwhelming.

We saw this group of Impalas next to one of the many dirt roads in the Kruger National Park. They just stood there, very calm, observing their surrounding but not scared by our large 4×4. I took a couple of shots but really prefer this image as one of the animals looked straight into the camera. A look you can hardly forget.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time25-NOV-2011, 09:31
LocationKruger National Park, South Africa
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3888 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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