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theplainswanderer

Gemsboks or Oryx at various locations at Etosha National Park, Namibia

in June 2016

Taken with EOS 7D Mark 2 with Canon 100-400 11 Lens and 1.4 converter

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Soukous

Gemsbok (oryx)

Swartberg Private Reserve, Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

Interesting to see the widely different markings on the two youngsters

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Soukous

Every one else calls them Oryx, in South Africa they are called Gemsbok. Whatever you call them, they are beautiful.

 

With the Swartberg mountains as a backdrop, Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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Tom Kellie

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Oryx in Samburu

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 28 April, 2014 at 4:19 pm, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/4000 sec.
 
 
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The bovine look of an Oryx appeals to me. It's a species which brings a smile with each fresh encounter.
 

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Tom Kellie

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Quietly Grazing Oryx

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 3 October, 2014 at 11:23 pm, ISO 160, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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I love how Oryx horns point straight up while their heads are bent downward for grazing.
 

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Tom Kellie

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Unidirectional

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 4 October, 2014 at 8:08 am, ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Whatever has attracted their attention, all are looking without any distraction to deflect their attention.
 

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