Nyala or Kudu - Which is your favourite?
Since the days of old hunters have always seen Kudu as the antelope species that opitimises Africa, the "Grey Ghosts" of the African bush. The Kudu bull is most certainly magnificent, and has an almost regal bearing, but for me the Nyala is the antelope species that does it for me!
In my slightly biased eyes (as I live in Zululand, the Nyala mecca) Nyala is equally magnificent. Have you ever just sat and watched two bulls displaying and posturing, in their efforts to assert dominance over each other? Their slow, precise movements and raised hair on their backs is a site to behold, almost like a choreographed dance. The Nyala female is equally impressive with their colour, so in cantrast to that of the bull.
If I could only afford to hunt one of these two species, Nyala would be my choice!
What are your thoughts?
Nyala Bulls Posturing During The Rut
Here is some great footage of what Niel is referring to, Nyala bulls posturing during the rut... and know that this is not in slow motion.