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.
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