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You may all remember that I mentioned that this part of the country was caught in a severe drought, at the time I was there. That will be the reason that it shows a little rib. Otherwise, they are brilliant drought survivors.



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Quel bel animal ! La nature nous offre de jolies choses.
Louis: Merci, Martine. C'est pourquoi j'aime la nature.
trying to determine whether you are a threat or not?
thank you for the education. springbok came to my mind but i looked it up and they are different.
Louis: I have a picture somewhere with oryx and springbok in the same view. Maybe one day...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Aug 2019, 02:47
A beautiful image featuring a magnificent animal...I love it all!
Louis: Thank you, Ray. They are special.
uh-oh ... I think you were spotted
Louis: I was directly in his path, so he stopped (for the picture smile) and waited for me to continue.
Beautiful, crisp shot, Louis!
These are such gorgeous animals!! We purchased a painting from Debb Rooken-Smith (used to be on SC) of two Oryx fighting... as a gift for Dr Terry and Rosemary Vaughan, who've spent many years studying the mammals of Africa.
Louis: I would ever be so lucky to get paid to study African animals. A terrific experience for them - with a double speciality, that both are interested in the same subject.

Thank you, Elizabeth.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2019, 05:47
What a beautiful, proud looking animal!
Louis: They are very special, Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2019, 06:39
A terrific image Louis. No shade either, let's hope he survived..
Louis: Thanks Chris. This is their preferential environment.
What a magnificent catch, Louis. WOW.
Louis: Thank you, Ginnie. A photogenic animal.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2019, 07:06
This is a likey, Louis. What a fabulous animal this is. I do hope that some rain will fall in the future to make hum survive.
Louis: I was there in January 2018 and since then, a little rain has fallen. Thank you for the likey. Enjoy your b'day today.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Aug 2019, 07:25
Amazing colour scheme Louis, and I like the two spiked things on its head.
Louis: Thank you, Chad. They are known to be very good with those horns. It will hit a cricket ball for a 6, when you throw it at him.
A handsome beast clearly well adapted to its environment
Louis: Definitely, Bill. A photogenic animal.
A fine shot of a magnificent animal, I like its colour scheme.
Louis: That colour scheme is good for pictures. Thank you Brian.
he is a magnificent animal Louis and you captured him very well... i hope that they got some rain soon after you took this photo....petersmile
Louis: I was there in January 2018 and since then, a little rain has fallen. Thanks peter.
A beautiful animal - I wouldn't like to be caught on one of those horns!
Louis: If you ever happened to have cornered one of these beasts, you will have to watch out for those horns. They are very good swordsmen.
The horns are so amazing and the colour scheme something to admire! A unicorn is about as likely to be seen by myself.
Louis: They are magnificent, Mary. Yes, travelling to the far parts have diminished in urgency.
Wow, what a magnificent beast! A super photo Louis smile
Louis: Thank you, Martin - appreciated.
  • Anne
  • 25 Aug 2019, 13:09
Oh magnifique!
Louis: C'est vrai, Anne.
Now those horns are definitely not carrots. A bit more exotic than my old bull. Super shot.

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