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klipspringer


klipspringer
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Copyright: Philippe Baudet (phibau) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 93] (601)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300 mm f4 + 1.4x converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-17 10:50
Viewed: 2237
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
the klipspringer is a very little antelope (about 60 cm & 10 Kgs). Female have horns only in some areas.
These animals stand on the tips of their hooves, and their extreme agility on cliffs is their main way to escape the predators (leopards, ...)
They don't need to drink, so we can find them in steep and arid areas.
They live more often by pair.
It was harsh light in the middle of the day, I did my best.

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Hallo Phillipe
Klipspringers are such gentle antelopes and you have captured this one beautifully. According to my knowledge and the reference books I checked, females do not have horns. You where extremely fortunate to find and capture this male as they tend to be very shy and hide away. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hi Philippe
typical midday picture in Africa with extremely harsh light, the compo is perfect thoug,h so you did a good job on this one
I confirm that females of supspecies Oreotragus oreotragus schillingsi in Tanzania have small horns
tfs
Tom

excellent wildlife photo. interesting angle. i love that species looks in a good mood. tfs.

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