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Steenbok - Ears are for listening A Steenbok ram lies dead still, in the hope of not being detected (a common practice of theirs).  Note how he has eye lashes on both upper and lower eyelids.   Geotagged,Namibia,Raphicerus campestris,Steenbok,adorable,animal,antelope,beautiful,cute,ears,eyelashes,instinct,listen,mammal,senses,small,still,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

Steenbok - Ears are for listening

A Steenbok ram lies dead still, in the hope of not being detected (a common practice of theirs). Note how he has eye lashes on both upper and lower eyelids.

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  1. A different species, but the "dead still" remark reminded me of this scene:

    Bohor reedbuck in a life or death moment This situation will forever be etched into my memory. This poor reedbuck in the Serengeti has sensed the presence of cheetahs nearby. Yet it finds itself in an area with low grass. The cheetahs are too close for the reedbuck to make a run for it, it would give up the reedbuck's position and mean certain death given a cheetah's speed. So all it can do is get as low as possible and await life or death whilst heavily shivering from fear. <br />
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Luckily, the two cheetahs were too busy with themselves to notice the reedbuck, or perhaps the wind was in the right direction.  Africa,Bohor reedbuck,Redunca redunca,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Tanzania
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Absolutely. These little guys rely on stealth and stillness pretty much. Posted 4 years ago

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The steenbok is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa. It is sometimes known as the steinbuck or steinbok.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2015. Captured Nov 14, 2014 17:18 in D2845, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/7.1
  • 1/166s
  • ISO160
  • 500mm