Dik Dik

Dik Dik, Olare Orok Conservancy, Masai Mara, KenyaDik diks are only about 15 inches tall at the shoulder and about 27 inches long. They are very small deer that live throughout Eastern Africa. I mean, really small. They actually kind of look like a large rabbit bouncing across the savanna. I photographed this one smiling for the camera in a private concession of the Masai Mara in Kenya.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/640th of a second

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  1. Sue June 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    It must be something to see one of those little guys in the field. If you hadn’t provided its specs, probably most viewers would not perceive it to be so tiny. Looks can be deceiving.

  2. Shardae June 30, 2017 at 6:16 am #

    One of my faves!!

  3. Peter Butterfield June 30, 2017 at 6:42 am #

    —– Nose of shrew plum eyes
    —– All diminutive never
    —– Touches the earth .

  4. Susan Rubeo June 30, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    Who knew they existed luck to get a photo of one.
    You can see the likeness to larger deer
    In our areas

    Aunt Sue

  5. michael huber July 2, 2017 at 2:58 am #

    he looks very small, ) great pic. to day. thanks michael huber.