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Springbok - Sun Runners A herd of Springbok run towards the setting sun, as photographed in the wilds of Namibia.  <br />
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This photograph symbolizes both the name of this species (they like to spring, or jump), and the energy that the sun holds.  Without the sun, no life will exist.  <br />
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I love this image as it implies action, color and behavior.  This antelope is very tricky to photograph due to its speed.  It is always best to anticipate its movement and focus on that spot ... and wait for them to cross that focus spot.  And at that spot, push the button.  <br />
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Freedom, as always, is as beautiful as Mona Lisa&#039;s smile.   Antidorcas marsupialis,Namibia,Springbok,animal,antelope,beautiful,color,colorful,dusk,dust,fantastic,field,golden,herd,light,magnificent,majestic,motion,nature,quick Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Springbok - Sun Runners

A herd of Springbok run towards the setting sun, as photographed in the wilds of Namibia.

This photograph symbolizes both the name of this species (they like to spring, or jump), and the energy that the sun holds. Without the sun, no life will exist.

I love this image as it implies action, color and behavior. This antelope is very tricky to photograph due to its speed. It is always best to anticipate its movement and focus on that spot ... and wait for them to cross that focus spot. And at that spot, push the button.

Freedom, as always, is as beautiful as Mona Lisa's smile.

    comments (11)

  1. Wow man, this really has pro written all over it. What a stunning capture! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you very much Ferdy. Silhouette photography is my favorite of all types of photography, because of the brilliant bright light. And ... I have tried to re-create a shot I messed up. So in the process have ended up with lots and lots of silhouette shots. Again, thank you very much for the fantastic compliment. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Great capture well done! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you very much Garry. Really appreciate your compliment. Posted 3 years ago
  3. I saw this image on the home page, and without knowing you took it LivingWild... I knew it was one of yours! :) I like your style, and this shot does not disappoint! :)

    Kudos! :)
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you very much John. Yeah, I am addicted to silhouette photography. Sometimes it can be a problem, but most of the time it is very rewarding. Thanks again for your wonderful words. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I think you would like this guys work:
        https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152444607206696&set=a.10151139749141696.421390.728376695&type=1&theater
        He too loves silhouettes! :)
        Posted 3 years ago
  4. This is definitely one of my favorites of yours! The magical lighting and color of the setting sun, the light dust the lopers are kicking up as they pound the ground with their hooves, just all around perfect! Great capture for sure. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Travis ... thanks for the comment, and very sorry for the late reply. Had some issues to take care off (poachers f*****s)). Thanks for the wonderful words. Posted 3 years ago
  5. fantastic shot, absolutely love it Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Harry, greatly appreciate the kind words, and very sorry for the super late reply ... was out. 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
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Uploaded Apr 25, 2015. Captured Jul 2, 2014 17:27 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/5.6
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 289mm