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Mountain Nyala

Mountain Nyala
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-13 21:18
Viewed: 2534
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Let's give a brake to the birds and continue with some mammals :-)

Let's start with an endemic huge antelope of Bale Mountains, Ethiopia.

The majestic Mountain Nyala(Tragelaphus buxtoni) is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia, southeast of the Rift Valley. Sadly it is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List. True to its name, the mountain nyala inhabits high-altitude woodland, grassland, bush, heathland and Afro-alpine moorland, at elevations of 3,000 to 4,300 metres, although it has also been recorded as low as 1,600 metres. It is likely that the species has been forced into higher areas by agriculture and livestock grazing.

Mountain nyala stand 90-135 cm at the shoulder and weigh 150 to 300 kilograms.

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Amazing animals and beautiful scene Emin! Beautiful photo too! Good composition, nice soft lighting and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-14 7:48]

Hello Emin,
What a breath taking scene! They ALL look to the photographer. The ears look like antennae, very funny. Nice natural colours in excellent sharpness and a great POV and composition.

Hello Emin-Beautiful picture of this Nyalas.Like their 2+2+2 formation.Nice attractive colour.Allover a splendid natural habitat.Thanks for sharing.Regards-Srikumar

Hi Emin. Wonderful shot of these Nyala. With their big ears they remind me of clowns for some reason. It's just such a festive shot with all of them. Focus, color and details are all great. Your 7D is exceptional. You also framed it fantastically. It holds your interest no matter where you look. Great shot! TFS Trevor

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-08-14 16:24]

Es la primera vez qaue veo una foto del nyala de montaña, y son siete!!! Felicitaciones, hermosa fotografía de grupo. Siempre son bienvenidas las fotografías de mamíferos, y mucho mas si son africanos y tan raros como estos hermosos antílopes. Gracias, gracias y gracias.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-14 16:27]

Waaw Emin,what a pic! They seems actors in pose only for you and your camera like movie stars...ehehe....and the quality is another time truly fantastic,what a perfect sharpness everywhere and bright colors too,i like it....a lot! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

wow,a real striking caoture, bravo ! TFS Ori

funny and good quality image.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-15 9:29]

Hola Emin, pocas veces he visto una foto tan hermosa como esta, de una composición excepcional, además de lo hermoso de la especie en su entorno natural...saludos.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-15 10:15]

Beautiful animals, moment and picture. I like it. Congratulation.

A beautiful photo and magnificent and rare animals. The photo is sharp, good colours and very nice composition. The ears are spectacular!
Are all these individuals female, or juvenile?

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