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Springbok - African Wildlife - Golden Run A pair of Springbok run and jump into the golden dust of sunset.  Photographed in Namibia.   Africa,Antidorcas marsupialis,Namibia,Springbok,action,animal,antelope,background,beautiful,classic,dusk,fantastic,free,horns,icon,inspire,instinct,jump,life,lovely Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Just read your profile, I'm honored to have a specialist like you join the site, a warm welcome here. And what a wonderful first entry, both the light and the action are amazing! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you very much, a few times over. I like the site a lot, and hope to contribute to this endeavor that educates, and conserves through awareness. The honor is mine ! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Very Nice. Great shot. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate the comment. Posted 4 years ago
  3. May as well put this here as a follow on from Ferdy's comment, it is a pleasure to see your photos, we don't get that many from Namibia and yours are fantastic. Love this one, it brings out the nature of Namibia and the sometimes harsh terrain that these wonderful springbok endure. Looking forward to many more of your photos, are you still in Namibia? Oh, and I believe that in order to get the best wildlife experience, it is sometimes better to leave the camera at home! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you very much for the warm welcome. It feels like home already. Yes, indeed, Namibia is a harsh country with extremes abound. I still do live in Namibia ... where I now manage a private Game Reserve. I am also looking forward to submitting more photos ... have a lot to share with people and friends that appreciate the beauty that is nature and wildlife free. Absolutely, Murphy's Law is very common in this field. You will see the best images / memories once you leave your camera at home !!! Appreciate the welcome and support. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Haha, so true about Murphy's Law and photography! But, what you see when you don't have a camera is special and unique to you and those who see it with you. Those are the truly special moments. Glad to have you here. I love your photos! Posted 4 years ago
        1. Thank you very much for welcome and compliment. Great words from you, and very true. Posted 4 years ago
  4. Beautiful, again really nice light! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you very much Wendy. And again, very sorry for the late reply. Greatly appreciate your words. Posted 3 years ago

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The springbok is a medium-sized brown and white gazelle that stands about 70 to 90 cm high. Springbok males weigh between 33 and 50 kg and the females between 25 and 40 kg . They can reach running speeds of up to 90 km/h , to 96 km/h and can leap 3.50 m and can long jump of up to 15 m.

The specific epithet ''marsupialis'' derives from a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back from the tail onwards. When the male springbok is showing off his strength.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 2, 2015. Captured Sep 3, 2013 17:16 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO320
  • 340mm