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Springbok - South African Icon This drought-resistant antelope represents the South African Rugby team.  It is tough, hardy and beautiful.  Here a ram is pictured standing in a green grass field, not a common sight for this species. <br />
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The Springbok is adaptable, like absolutely everything else on this great world of Nature.  It is a species that always seem &quot;proud&quot;, and inspires beauty.  This guy is a ram.  The female&#039;s horns are much, much thinner and finer.  Although he is not fully grown (his horns should point forward all the way), this ram is already guarding his own territory.  Magnificent he is.   Antidorcas marsupialis,Geotagged,Namibia,Springbok,Summer,animal,antelope,beautiful,display,fantastic,field,grass,horns,icon,magnificent,markings,proud,ram,splendor,wild Click/tap to enlarge

Springbok - South African Icon

This drought-resistant antelope represents the South African Rugby team. It is tough, hardy and beautiful. Here a ram is pictured standing in a green grass field, not a common sight for this species.

The Springbok is adaptable, like absolutely everything else on this great world of Nature. It is a species that always seem "proud", and inspires beauty. This guy is a ram. The female's horns are much, much thinner and finer. Although he is not fully grown (his horns should point forward all the way), this ram is already guarding his own territory. Magnificent he is.

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The springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus ''Antidorcas'', this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780. Three subspecies are identified. A slender, long-legged antelope, the springbok reaches 71 to 86 cm at the shoulder and weighs between 27 and 42 kg . Both sexes have a pair of black, 35-to-50 cm long horns that curve backwards. The springbok is characterised.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Apr 25, 2015. Captured Feb 26, 2014 09:23 in Baobab Trail, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/9.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO250
  • 313mm