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Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-19 3:26
Viewed: 4258
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Oryx Leucorix

The Oryx is a great original antelope of Africa and Middle East. Of robust aspect, this animal is characterized for having a few long and straight horns or lightly curled backward, forming a soft and slightly pronounced arch. His elongated head, it is of whitish color. Unlike other similar genres, the orices do not have mane, nevertheless in his place they show a band of short hair of a darker color.

The gestation of the Oryx lasts approximately 270 days. The mother separates of the group when it is going to give birth. The geographical area in which they inhabit is very it extends since there spreads from the peninsula arábica up to the south of Africa, which us demonstrates that they can adapt to several environments. What yes we know about them it is the resistance to the environmental dryness; scarcely there exists another species of mammal so resistant to the Sun and to the heat. The herd of orices often they remain associated with zebras, gazelles... and together they realize long migrations in search of pastures.

At the Natural Reserve of Castillo de las Guardas. On board of a pneumatic train.

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  • Great 
  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-19 4:05]

I like how the horns almost meet to form a perfect arch.
Great shot.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-19 4:46]

Fantastic shot, Lucas. Very strong visual impact with those horns arching towards each other in perfect symmetry. Sharp details and good exposure on the whites. Well done and TFS. : )

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