Impala (Rooibok)

Impala (Rooibok) - Kruger National Park - 70D @ 200mm 1/1250 f4 ISO100

Impala (Rooibok) – Kruger National Park – 70D @ 200mm 1/1250 f4 ISO100

Even though you’ll pass hundreds of these on any given day in the Kruger, they can be notoriously hard to photograph.

They instinctively always turn their backs on you so as to be ready to run at a moment’s notice. Any sudden movements, such as stopping the car may set them off. If an when they are calm, they are mostly grazing with their heads down to the ground. I picture like this, is then the exact moment between opening the window, stopping the car, the impala pausing their grazing and lifting their heads right before they take off.