Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

The Lechwe’s stand in the golden sunrise light with orange hues reflect which reflect off of the surfaces in the environment. There are two Lechwe, which are backlit by the beautiful sunlight.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 17 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a X-T2 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/3200s
  • ISO: 800
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5139 by 3426 pixels (WxH).

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As the Lechwe stands in sunrise light, the golden orange hues reflect off of all the surfaces in the environment. There are two Lechwe on the left-hand side of the photograph, both looking over their shoulders to the right. Behind them, a little further back stands another Lechwe. As it graces us with a view of its behind, it calmly grazes on the grass. It is reflecting the harmonious feeling that comes with dawn. The bright golden yellow of the water surface only adding to this mood. The sunrise light shining through the lechwe’s outer fur creates a soft halo around each animal. We call this backlit in photography language.

Little we know about the mating structure in Lechwe. While it is the mating season, the antelope congregate in breeding areas known as leks. This photograph of Lechwe In Sunrise Light shows their diurnal and social nature.

The main threats that the lechwe face is:

  • poaching for meat
  • droughts
  • competition with livestock
  • the building of dams
  • the African predators

According to the IUCN Red List, the total population size of Lechwe is around 158,750 individuals. That includes 80,000 Red Lechwe, 49,036 Black Lechwe, 28,711 Kafue Lechwe, and approximately 1,000 Upemba Lechwe. Currently, this species is near threatened on the IUCN red list, and its numbers today are decreasing.

Thus, if you enjoy the ‘Lechwe In Sunrise Light’ photograph, discover our other African photographs of wild animals.

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