Springbok is the National Animal of South Africa and also the name of the Rugby team of South Africa also known as The Boks or Die Bokke in Afrikaans.
Springbok is the cutest animal and every time I see them I want to bring one home as a pet. The way they walk, their small tails, their cute face, lovely eyes and the body colors all attract me to this animal.
The best part is their agility, speed and they can also jump high in the air from the still-standing pose. I have never been able to capture them in the air so far but I am trying my best to be at the moment when some Lion or Leopard is chasing them.
Here the animal is in its natural setting, eating dry and wet grass and the backdrop is matching with the color of its skin and that was the reason I chose to present these photos to you.
The way nature plays with the colors of the animals is amazing and beautifully crafted with light brown, dark brown and white colors. No wonder they are worthy of the title to be the National Animal of a country.
Their horns are showcased in many hotels and restaurants here as decoration and even nightshades or lamps are made from them. You will find Springbok in all Nature Reserves throughout the country and here I have captured them at Lion & Rhino Nature Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa using the Nikon D7000 Camera.