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Nyala


Nyala
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1988
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, Canon EF100-400 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-28 14:06
Viewed: 11198
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) is a South African antelope. It is a spiral-horned dense-forest antelope that is uncomfortable in open spaces and is most often seen at water holes. Nyalas live alone or in small family groups of up to 10 individuals.
The male stands up to 3.5 feet (110 cm), the female is up to 3 feet tall. The male has loosely spiraled horns and a long fringe on throat and underparts; the female has no horns and no noticeable fringe. The male is dark brown, white on the face and neck, with vertical white stripes on the body. The female is reddish brown with clear striping.

The rare Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) is limited to central Ethiopia. While superficially similar to the lowland nyala, it is now considered more closely related to the kudu

The name "Nyala" is the Swahili name for this antelope. The Latin name comes from "tragos" (he-goat), "elaphos" (deer), and George Francis Angas, an English artist and naturalist.


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great anthelope, I like the orange 'socks', dash Ori

Hi Eyal,
Superb shot of this rare Nyala.
Great colour and composition.
A very interesting note too.
Cheers & TFS
Steve
ps...your videos on You Tube are excellent!

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