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Scimitar-horned Oryx bull


Scimitar-horned Oryx bull
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Copyright: Klaus Rudloff (KlausRudloff) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 21] (257)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-18 2:40
Viewed: 8860
Points: 4
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The Scimitar-horned oryx antelope (Oryx dammah) is now extinct in the wild. The last animals were detected about 10 years ago in the south of the Sahara. An international reindroduction progamme have been started with animals from different European zoos and animal parks under leadership of Hannover Zoo in connection with the responsible national nature preservation authorities. The zoo-born animals have been introduced sucessfully in Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. I have seen such herd in very good condition at Sous Massa National Park south of Agadir City. The bull (see picture) was watching its group against rivals.

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Perfect capture of this Oryx Klaus.
Excellent exposure & DOF.
Great detail in those horns.
Well done!

nice rare oryx, TFS Ori

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