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African Wild Ass

African Wild Ass
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, 600 mm f 4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-04 10:50
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Wild Ass (Equus africanus) is a wild member of the horse family, Equidae. This species is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey which is usually placed within the same species. The species name for the African Wild Ass is sometimes designated as, asinus, from the domestic. They live in the deserts and other arid areas of northeastern Africa, in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia; it formerly had a wider range north and west into Sudan, Egypt and Libya. About 570 individuals exist in the wild From

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in Israel In the open area of the Hai-Bar, the staff prepares esert animals for their reintroduction to the wild. The selected animals are placed in acclimation pens in the reintroduction area until their release.This species is extremely rare both in nature and in captivity. Because of the small number of African asses in the Hai-Bar, as well as the numerous difficulties involved in propagating the species in captivity and the possibility that this species will mate with domestic asses, the African ass will not be returned to the Negev.

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  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-10-04 11:05]

Hi Eyal
Lovely shot of this beautiful mammal. Wonderful how the greys and sandy tones of the background match those of the animal. Great focus, detail and exposure.
Kind Regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-04 11:22]

Hi Eyal
Good photo, nice colored tone.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Eyal,
Wonderful mammal. I'm almost thinking about a zebra. Very good portrait of the African Wild Ass.
Awesome colouration;

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-04 22:45]

That is a beautiful animal, Eyal.
I just love his unusual color, and those black stripes on the lower legs.
Great eye contact with his head turned bacl to look at you.
TFS. : )

i love the colors here. background and subject's colors seem to merge together. looks very much like a donkey indeed, beautiful

great portrait, dash Ori

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