Photographer captures incredible pics of leaping Kruger kudu

2015-07-21 18:57 - Jeff Wicks, News24
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Durban - A professional photographer was on hand to capture the sight of a lifetime when a Kruger kudu bull jumped several metres in the air after he was spooked by a warning call from a Franklin.

Arno Pietersen, who was on safari with Place of Rock Tours & Safaris in the Kruger National Park, captured a series of eight frames of the animal’s massive leap.

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“On Sunday we were on the H3 road near Kwagga Pan and there was a group of six kudu bulls, which were all crossing the road and moving towards the artificial watering hole,” he said.

“The one that I got a picture of was actually the last of the group and sadly it had the smallest horns of them all,” Pietersen said.

“It was about 5m from the road when the call of a Franklin spooked it. Usually they call when a predator is around and the bull just ran towards the road and leapt. It was crazy at the time, I didn’t see much through my viewfinder and only when I was looking through the frames afterwards did I see how high it actually jumped,” he said.

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