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Roan Antelope

Roan Antelope
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Copyright: Karl Daniels (webphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 7 N: 56] (359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Canon 500mm F/4 L
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 3:11
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The Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus) is a savanna antelope found in West, Central, East Africa and Southern Africa.

Roan Antelope stand about a metre and half at the shoulder and weigh around 250 kilograms. Named for the "roan' colour (a reddish brown), they have a lighter underbelly, white eyebrows and cheeks and a black face, lighter in females. There is a short erect mane, a very light beard and prominent red nostrils. The horns are ringed and can reach a metre long in males, slightly shorter in females. They arch backwards slightly.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
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Hello Karl
Nice portrait of this antelope. I like natural colors and details

Hi Karl

I only managed to see this antelope for the first time on New Years Eve - in Benin!!

I like the colours and excellent detail in the mane, head and horns as he emerges from the grasses.

Which game park did you take this in?

Best wishes


beautiful capture, TFS Ori

Hi Karl
this is what i call a perfect portrait: the bg perfect, great sharpness on the animal and I personally like the grass in front of it as it gives a very natural ambiance.

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