GREATER KUDU - Tragelaphus strepsiceros with Ox PeckerReference Number: 34
2011 bronze edition of eleven Height 56cm / 22” - Width 38cm / 15” &nb...Read More2011 bronze edition of eleven Height 56cm / 22” - Width 38cm / 15”
The Greater Kudu always had my fascination. Long before i came to Africa and when I did, I could observe this animal of my dreams. The great naturalist, conservationist, educator and hunter Dr. Andreas von Nagy had taken me under his wings. I lived at Usa, near Arusha, Tansania and one of my favourite haunts became Lolkisale, a hill s/w of Arusha. David Recksteiner, fellow naturalist and wildlife photographer and I had made Lolkisale "our own". Mountain forest, open glades and thick scrub covered the top and wildlife was just phenomenal. Crowned Hawk Eagles chasing Colobus Monkeys, snorting Black Rhinos chasing us and then there were Greater Kudu, Tandala mkubwa! A sight indelibly imprinted into my memory bank was that of five Kudu bulls. They were looking to my direction and I was trying to hide behind some rocks. I couldn't move and get my camera out of the rucksack. The Kudus kept on barking and eventually moved away, slowly, picking up and putting down their feet in slow motion, every so often looking back at me, showing off their beautiful adornments.