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Impalas at the Kruger National Park, South Africa (KPSERIES NO1) by Winch

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Taken by
Winch Winch
Explore score
19
Size
0.28 Gigapixels
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6019
Date added
Jun 22, 2009
Date taken
Jun 16, 2009
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Canon SX10

Categories
landscape, nature, travel
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No1, of 4 so far, in series on Kruger National Park. To see series search for "kpseries".
The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. The park lies in the east of South Africa, in the eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. It is one of the largest national parks in the world, with an area of almost 20,000 km2. The park is approximately 360 km long, and has an average width of 65 km. At its widest point, the park is 90 km wide from east to west. Several rivers run through the park from west to east.

An impala is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language. They are found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, north-eastern South Africa and Uganda. Impala are among the dominant species in many savannas. They can adapt to different environment by being grazers in some areas and browsers in others. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts leaping about in order to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft) and 3 meters (9 ft) high. Leopards, cheetah, Nile crocodiles, lions, spotted hyenas and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of around 80 to 90 km/h (50-55 mph). -----Wikipedia--

We spent 2 hours at this water hole, gigapan on the roof of the Isuzu Trooper next to the sun roof. To dangerous to climb out of car because of lions, elephant, crocodiles, hippos and rhino's.
Gigapan format is 411 megapixels, 128 images (16 x 8) Focal length 565.2 mm Canon Powershot Sx10 IS


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  1. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (July 25, 2009, 11:18AM )

    Spectacular! Some of my earliest GigaPan memories involved one on the roof of our rental car in Kruger. Great job, I'm excited to see all of yours, Illah

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