Photo of the Week – The cheeky nyala

Posted on Fri December 25, 2015.

If that red-billed ox-pecker didn’t seem so bewildered, one might have thought that this nyala is sticking out its tongue at us because of one or other trophy on its head!

The poor bird doesn’t seem to know what is going on though and the nyala is possibly only enjoying its sip of water at the waterhole 🙂

This image was recently taken by our guest Margie Botha from the sunken photographic hide.  It was during a photographic course at Indlovu.

The image’s techical details are as follows:

Nikon D750

200mm – 400mml lens

1/2000 sec

f8

ISO 500

For more information on similar photographic courses at Indlovu River Lodge, please contact Louisa at

+27 (0) 15 383 9918 or email her at reservations@irl.co.za