Impala babies nuzzling

Caption: Impala fawns (Aepyceros melampus) rub noses as they nuzzle each other, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The two were part of a nursery of about a dozen impala babies, born shortly before a visit to the Kruger Park during December.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D; Lens: Canon 100-400 IS Zoom; Focal Length: 320mm; Shutter speed: 1/400; Aperture: f5.6; ISO: 400.

Did you know? The Kruger National Park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, covering an area of 18,989 square km (7,332 sq miles).

As such, it is home to an impressive diversity of flora and fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to the “Big Five” – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino – there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena.

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