Dik-dik Male

© Kathy Salerni

Dik-dik Male

Tammy Espino 11/4/2011 12:39:29 PM

What a awesome capture!! Never have seen one of these guys before cept online :) #1420561

Patrick Rouzes 11/4/2011 1:53:31 PM

You captured this beautiful animal with lovely tones, textures, detail, & clarity, Kathy! Lovely image, my friend! #9783933

Carol L. Fowler 11/4/2011 4:11:36 PM

Cute portrait- beautiful animal #9784225

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/4/2011 5:43:38 PM

How adorable...one of the cutiest deer ever! Awesome details and pose, Kathy! :-) k #9784387

Patti Coblentz 11/5/2011 5:44:33 AM

I would love to see one of these...thank you for the bg information, Kathy! He is adorable and your capture terrific! #9785125

Gina Cormier 11/5/2011 3:23:33 PM

Cute little bugger!!!! Great capture! #9785933

Liz blahh 1/7/2012 8:27:07 PM

What a sweet little beauty, wonderful capture! #9908183

Ellen Hodges 1/8/2012 12:42:48 PM

What a cute little guy, and an outstanding capture, Kathy!!!! #9909164

John Connolly 1/13/2012 12:29:54 PM

How cute is this! A wonderful capture of this unusual animal Kathy, and thanks for all the info! #9918368

Rona L. Schwarz 1/13/2012 10:03:01 PM

This is terrific, Kathy! Have never seen anything like it - so sweet and docile looking - thanks for all the good info, too! #9919024

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Description

Dik-diks are a kind of miniature antelope from Africa, with hooves and (on the males anyway) horns. Dik-diks grow to only a foot or so high at the shoulder, which means they can hide among the grasses, but they prefer places where they can see a fair distance. They’re herbivores that eat leaves, fruit, berries and plant shoots, which provide both sustenance and water.
Their predators are all familiar animals of the savannah: jackals, caracals, leopards, eagles, hyenas. Humans also kill them. The female’s alarm call (“zik-zik” or “dik-dik,” which gave them their name) can warn larger, more desirable game species that it’s time to flee.




Exif: F Number: 5.3, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 11/3/2011 10:01:18 PM


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