National Geographic : 1939 Oct
Wings Over Nature's Zoo in Africa SABLE ANTELOPES MADLY FLEE A STRANGE PURSUER FROM OUT THE SKIES Close on their heels the shadow of the photographer's plane rushes relentlessly. The wary sprinters were surprised while grazing on the Gorongosa Plains of Mozambique. rnotograpns W xeginaia A. nouriay CAPABLE FIGHTERS, BUT PACIFISTS, THEY PREFER PELL-MELL RETREAT When cornered, sable antelopes battle furiously with their sweeping, thickly ringed, scimitar-shaped horns, grown by both male and female. Mr. Bourlay, a pilot for the Rhodesian and Nyasaland Airways, Ltd., made this series of remarkable aerial photographs while on regular trips to various parts of southern Africa.