Dik Dik

Named for the sound of the female’s distress call, the shy and elusive Dik Dik is a small species of antelope living in parts of the eastern and southern African bush. They are just over a foot tall at the shoulder and don’t weigh more than 13.5 pounds. If threatened, they tend to hide rather than flee but they are still quite quick. Being able to run over 25 mph is a good thing considering they are on most big predators’ menus.

This pair, a male (horns) and a female, was photographed in the arid Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

All Photographs © 2022 John Grusd Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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