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Black Faced Impala - Stare of Innocence An adult Black Faced Impala ewe stares into the lens with purity and innocence.  Photographed in the wilds of Namibia, southwestern Africa.  Aepyceros melampus petersi,Black-faced Impala,Geotagged,Namibia,Summer,adorable,black,ewe,free,innocent,markings,red Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black Faced Impala - Stare of Innocence

An adult Black Faced Impala ewe stares into the lens with purity and innocence. Photographed in the wilds of Namibia, southwestern Africa.

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  1. A fantastic clean image. It fits the species well, I've always found Impalas to be very beautiful, never a hair out of place and such clear and distinct drawings. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Ferdy. You are absolutely correct, they do take care of themselves in a proper and delightful way. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Fantastic image of a beautiful creature. Great job! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Don, really appreciate the comment. Posted 4 years ago

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The Black-faced Impala is a subspecies of the impala native to Angola and Namibia. It is not hard to tell it apart from the common impala, being significantly larger and having a black facial marking. It is also found in different locations than the common impala. While the species as a whole is not endangered, this subspecies has come close to extinction. In 1968–1971, 310 individuals were transferred to Etosha National Park for better protection, and their number is steadily increasing. However,.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jan 27, 2015. Captured Jan 12, 2015 14:17 in Etosha National Park, C38, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/8.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 370mm