Gerenuk the swan of the semi desert

The Gerenik is a elegant and beautiful gazelle that is found in dry and thorny bush and semi desert. Gerenuks have a relatively small head for their body, and their eyes and ears makes them looks like they are proportionally too large. By standing erect on their rear legs and stretching their elongated necks they can reach higher branches and twigs than other gazelles. Gerenuks are often prey for lions, cheetahs, jackals and leopards. The images here is from Samburu National Reserve that is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness.