|Copyright: Yukiko Aramaki (Violetteddy)
|Date Taken: 2005-04-07|
|Camera: Pentax MZ-3|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-04-26 10:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a young sand gazelle. |
I took this photo in Sir Bani Yas island, UAE.
The following account is extracted from the book Natural Emirates, published in November 1996.
This might help you to get an idea what kind of place Sir Bani Yas is.
".....A love of wildlife and nature led Zayed (the late leader of UAE :Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan) to the idea of sharing his island with endangered Arabian species such as sand gazelle and oryx.
Little by little, year by year, he developed the island into a special reserve where wildlife holds pride of place and where visitors are able to gain a taste of how it must have been thousands of years ago, when this landscape resembled the savannahs of Africa and shared many species with its neighbouring continent.
There are basically three kinds of 'enclosure' on the island, i.e. ones to keep animals within a defined area, ones that provide living space for humans, and finally the rest of the island in which a large number of animals roam at will.
Among the latter are the Arabian or mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella cora), known to the locals as dhabi. It was this animal that gave the emirate its name since the island on which the capital city now stands is known as
'possession of the gazelle' or Abu Dhabi.
Other gazelles include the more numerous rheem or sand gazelle (Gazella subgutterosa marica),
dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) and Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti), an East African species."
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- [2005-04-26 11:08]
Is it your shot? So, well seen the gazelle seems lost? Beautiful photo reportage.Interesting note too.
Welcome on TN!!
- [2005-04-26 15:41]
I like this alot, looking at it made me feel for the antelope, the picture has a lost and lonely feel to it. There is noise here but I actually think it adds rather than detracts. Very good shot.
When I saw this picture I was scared that a car may be speeding round the corner of the road!! Great shot in that you have caught a small animal against a large forbidding background highlighting the vulnerability of the poor little thing. Nice one!
The composition is perfect, and the moment you freeze is amazing.
(I don't know in UAE there are gazelles and elands)
Thanks for sharing your pictures.