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Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting.

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Beisa oryx...

 

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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya - September '91

 

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Meru National Park, Kenya - September '06

 

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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya - January '10

 

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Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya - February '12

 

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Shaba National Reserve, Kenya - February '12

 

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Awash National Park, Ethiopia - February '13

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Fringe-eared oryx...

 

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Mbirikani Group Ranch, Kenya - August '07

 

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Natron Game Controlled Area, Tanzania - March '09

 

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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - January '10

 

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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - July '11

 

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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - July '11

 

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Tsavo West National Park, Kenya - February '12

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Gemsbok...

 

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa - April '08

 

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa - April '08

 

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa - April '08

 

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa - April '08

 

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Etosha National Park, Namibia - August '08

 

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana - March '11

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Kingfisher Safaris

Etosha National Park, Namibia in 2009, close to Okaukuejo Rest Camp.

 

 

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Gemsbok fencing in Etosha 2012.

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...and the loser running off.

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Shot with a Pentax K-5 + DA 55-300 (f/8, 1/500, ISO 80, 1st @230mm, 2nd @300mm).

 

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Beisa Oryx

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Samburu, Kenya; July 2010.

Beisa Oryx

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Samburu, Kenya; July 2010.

 

 

 

Fringe-eared Oryx

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Lake Jipe, Tsavo West, Kenya: July 2012

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Game Warden

Liking all of these images :)

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How about some updates to this topic?

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Tom Kellie

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Oryx beisa



Photographed at 5:14 pm on 1 October, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 160, 1/2000 sec., f/3.2, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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Upon entering Samburu National Reserve in the early evening, we observed a considerable number of Oryx beisa grazing together.



More surprising were the Grevy's Zebra intermixed with them. They appeared to be famished, eating with singular intensity despite our presence.


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Some nice images - I really need to make it to Tsavo one day...

 

These ones are from the Kgalagadi!

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These 2 were seen at Bagatelle Game Ranch in September 2012

 

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Gharaghab, KTP July 2011

 

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Hartmann's Zebra and oryx, Hobatere Lodge, Nambia October 2008

 

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Hobatere, October 2008

 

Savute, August 2011.

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Chudop, Etosha September 2014

 

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Morkel Erasmus

@@Treepol that oryx between the roans is a special special sighting!! Nicely captured.

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Kgalagadi TP, 2002: Gemsbok and springboks.

 

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Kgalagadi TP, 2004: Gemsbok.

 

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My Name is Beisa. Beisa Oryx...



Photographed at 3:20 pm on 28 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 800, 1/5000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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Never having seen oryx before, the first encounter was breathtaking. That such striking animals existed at all was a marvel. Seeing them firsthand was a blessing.


This oryx was among the first group I saw. Such an unmistakable form. A wee touch of Hugh Lofting's Pushmi-Pullyu about it. I've liked seeing oryx ever since.

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Here's a grainy picture of an Arabian oryx I saw last year in Dubai

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@@Wild Dogger I just love your last shot of the gemsbock because there's so much character in his face.

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Huab River Valley, Damaraland, Namibia.

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To Infinity

 

Photographed at 5:15 pm on 1 October, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 250, 1/2000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Shutter Priority exposure.

 

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With oryx the visuals outweigh any behavior, in nearly every instance. Which isn't to say that they're dull to observe, but rather acknowledges their extraordinary appearance.

 

With distinctive markings on their legs and face, they're a memorable species. Yet the gaze returns again and again to the horns tapering away towards infinity.

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The_Norwegian

Sossusvlei, a place of wonder. 

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Gemsbok or Oryx at the Dead Vlei Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia

 

Wonderful animal these against a sensational desert landscape 

 

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Game Warden

@theplainswanderer Very nice series. contrasting starkness of landscape with the beautiful markings of the Oryx.

 

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