September through to November is the birthing season for Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas); this antelope species is endemic to the fynbos region and is found here in the south western Cape. It’s elegant colours blend well with the surrounding vegetation. Within a couple of hours of birth the young are fit to go.
21 thoughts on “Bontebok young”
My paternal instincts awakened, a very sappy phrase springs to mind: “Agh, moeder!” Lovely captures, Liz.
Soo oulik ne?!
Photos to make you go “Ahhhhh….”
Thanks for sharing these Liz.
🙂 cute hey?!
A beautifully colored species of antelope – great photos, Liz.
Thanks Eliza – aren’t they elegant?! Their colouration is perfect for their habitat, ‘haute couture’ of hides all burnished copper and chocolate 🙂
Fascinating – and beautiful – species. Those last 2 shots have a dreamy elegance to them; stunning.
What a pleasure they are to observe, especially these nursery herds. Mind you the bachelors are quite frisky too – dashing around and play tussling with mock horn challenges.
Such beautiful animals – and so beautifully photographed. Thank you for sharing, Liz.
Lovely to see you here Sid; hope all’s well on your side. Glad to have posted these scenes; they’re a species which was almost hunted to extinction in the 1800’s. Fortunately through conservation efforts their numbers are healthy today.
Melts the heart, don’t they!?
🙂 they’re right up there with the cuteness factor!
Hi, are they standing on sand? In my mind I don’t picture antelope at the beach.
where our wild spaces reach the sea, then yes the antelope will browse down to the dunes.
Haven’t seen them actually on the beach.
Surprisingly they sometimes hang out on Olifantsbos beach; what draws them there is anyone’s guess. Perhaps the soft texture of the sand?
Cute as babies and elegant adults!
Yes to both sentiments, Gilly! Those adults are sooo svelte and the young all knock-knee’d and wrinkly skinned 🙂
Stunning antelope that. Wow CT sounds amazing. With its wildlife etc. 🙂