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Gemsbok A lone oryx antelope awaits the cool of the night after a long hot day in the Central Namib - the Naukluft mountains make for an impressive background. Desert,Gemsbok,Namibia,Oryx gazella,Sunset,antelope Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Gemsbok

A lone oryx antelope awaits the cool of the night after a long hot day in the Central Namib - the Naukluft mountains make for an impressive background.

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  1. What a way to enter JungleDragon, Mark! Welcome.

    I love the serenity of this scene, it instantly relaxes me.

    Small tip to get you started: when you are logged in, you can edit the title, description and tags of your photos simply by clicking on them and typing. Some community members can also do this for you, this way we try to help each other catalog pictures.

    I hope to see more of you soon, thanks for joining!
    Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
    1. Forget my tip: I see you already figured it out :) Posted 9 years ago
  2. Gorgeous serene scene.... Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you Raimond Posted 9 years ago
  3. Very beautiful scene and tones +++ Posted 9 years ago
    1. thx, I owe it all to fabulous Namibia... Posted 9 years ago
  4. Fantastic shot! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you Wendy Posted 9 years ago
  5. Really beautiful! the wonderful contrasts in the landscape too! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thanks Jeannette, yes my favourite subject "showing animals in their natural environment" turned out nicely on this one :-) Posted 9 years ago
  6. Amazing! A wonderful photo! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thanks Dirkje Posted 9 years ago
  7. wauw ! this is really amazing ! congratulations ;-) Posted 9 years ago
    1. I am glad you "love" it Posted 9 years ago
  8. Beautiful! Posted 8 years ago
  9. Beautiful picture I agree - but it almost certainly is a Gemsbok (found throughout Namibia, especially in the Namib desert) and not an East African Oryx. Posted 3 years ago
  10. Fabulous! Welcome to JungleDragon :) Posted 2 years ago
  11. Namibia is on the West coast, definitely not in the range of the East African Oryx.
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East_African_oryx_Oryx_beisa_distribution_map_2.png
    Posted 2 years ago
  12. Wow! Such a wonderful evocative shot! Look forward to seeing more like this!
    Posted 2 years ago

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The gemsbok or gemsbuck is a large antelope in the ''Oryx'' genus. It is native to the arid regions of southern Africa, but formerly some authorities included the East African Oryx as a subspecies. Its current population in South Africa is 373,000.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Mark Vincent Müller

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Uploaded Jun 17, 2011. Captured Jun 18, 2011 00:19.
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