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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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- [2010-01-13 3:55]
Nice portrait of this antelope. I like natural colors and details
- [2010-01-13 4:31]
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?
beautiful capture, TFS Ori
- [2010-01-13 11:51]
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.