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Red Hartebeest - Galloping Red A Red Hartebeest gallops over a green field with another looking on.  <br />
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In my local Afrikaans language, the name is directly translated into &quot;Heart-shaped Cow&quot;, which refers to the shape of the horns looking front on.   Alcelaphus buselaphus caama,Geotagged,Namibia,Red hartebeest,field,freedom,gallop,red,run Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Red Hartebeest - Galloping Red

A Red Hartebeest gallops over a green field with another looking on.

In my local Afrikaans language, the name is directly translated into "Heart-shaped Cow", which refers to the shape of the horns looking front on.

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  1. Fantastic action shot and species intro!

    I happen to understand these words as well in my local language, dutch :)
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for commenting. I forgot ... 1652 Jan van Riebeeck found the Cape, on tour from Holland. And that is where we (Afrikaners) come from. We are basically family ! ... ha, ha. Posted 4 years ago
      1. That's right :) I can understand some written Afrikaans, but when hearing it, I don't understand most of it. Posted 4 years ago
  2. That's awesome - his facial expression is so bored looking but his body language says otherwise. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for commenting. Absolutely, this antelope has a much "longer" face than other proportionate animals. There is no real reason for this, but it does make them look very "bored". Appreciate the comment. Thanks. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Or as they say, "why the long face"? I believe it's from Shrek 2. Posted 4 years ago

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The red hartebeest is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Bovidae family found in Southern Africa. More than 130,000 individuals are left. The red hartebeest is closely related to the tsessebe and the topi.

''Alcelaphus buselaphus caama'' is a large African antelope of the Bovidae family, one of ten subspecies; it is sometimes treated as a separate species, ''A. caama''. Commonly known as the red hartebeest, it is the most colorful hartbeest, with black markings contrasting against.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jan 9, 2015. Captured Mar 2, 2014 16:51 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO160
  • 198mm