|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-18|
|Camera: Canon 7D|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-20 2:57|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is Chobe National Park.|
The steenbok, (Raphicerus campestris), is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa. It is sometimes known as the steinbuck or steinbok.
Steenbok resemble small Oribi, standing 45–60 cm at the shoulder. Their pelage (coat) is any shade from fawn to rufous, typically rather orange. The underside, including chin and throat, is white, as is the ring around the eye. Ears are large with "finger-marks" on the inside. Males carry straight, smooth, parallel horns 7–19 cm long. There is a black crescent-shape between the ears, a long black bridge to the glossy black nose, and a black circular scent-gland in front of the eye. The tail is not usually visible, being only 4–6 cm long.
Steenbok can use a variety of habitats from semi-desert, such as the edge of the Kalahari Desert and Etosha National Park, to open woodland and thickets, including open plains, stony savannah, and Acacia–grassland mosaics. They are said to favour unstable or transitional habitats. At least in the central part of Kruger National Park, South Africa, Steenbok show a distinct preference for Acacia tortilis savannah throughout the year, with no tendency to migrate to moister areas in the dry season (unlike many African savannah ungulates, including species sympatric with Steenbok in the wet season.
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great sharpness shot with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2013-04-21 5:25]
Very cute this Steenbock hidden in the vegetation. What a lovely animal, and what a beuatiful natural shot. Congratulations!
Good photograph of Steenbok, outstanding sharpness and details, fair composition, good background and lighting.