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Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (531)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II N
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-26 4:43
Viewed: 1857
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The urial (Ovis orientalis vignei), also known as the arkars or shapo, is a subspecies group of the wild sheep Ovis orientalis. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that fades during winter; males are characterized by a black ruff stretching from the neck to the chest and large horns. It is found in western central Asia. The other subspecies group of O. orientalis is the Mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis group). The two groups have often been considered separate species.Urial males have large horns, curling outwards from the top of the head turning in to end somewhere behind the head; females have shorter, compressed horns. The horns of the males may be up to 100 cm (39 in) long. The shoulder height of an adult male urial is between 80 and 90 cm (31 and 35 in).The urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Pakistan's Balochistan and Ladakh regions of North India. To the east it is replaced by the bigger argali and to the southwest by the Asiatic mouflon. Its habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Urials rarely move to the rocky areas of the mountains. For example in northern Iran they produce hybrids with Asiatic mouflon under natural conditions. Urials feed mainly on grass but are able to eat leaves of trees and bushes if needed.

saarigol national park .

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Hello Sir ...
Very Nice pic of this wild sheep
You capture it with fantastic
sharpness and details are also

Great details and a good position of your subject. Thanks for showing us also his food!!
very tasty i presume.


hello Ali
great sharpness picture of this beautiful
good details and super good naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful detail, very nice crop. Studio quality background.
Congratulations on a perfect shot!


Looks like a king in his kingdom. Very well captured with good colors and excellent sharpness.


Bonjour Ali,
C'est un très beau portrait finement détaillé et délicatement coloré mais le cadrage est beaucoup trop serré pour valoriser correctement le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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