Oct 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Antelopes in the Mist

 

ANTELOPES IN THE MIST

 

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Photograph by LEE BOTHMA
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In this beautiful sunset photograph by Lee Bothma, we see a group of Springboks in Kgalagada Transfrontier Park in South Africa.

The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. [Source]

Springboks are slender, long-necked antelopes, with a total length of 150 to 195 cm (59 to 77 in), and horns present in both sexes. Adults are between 70 and 90 cm (28 and 35 in) tall at the shoulder, depending on weight and gender; they weigh between 30 and 44 kg (66 and 97 lb) for the females and 33 and 48 kg (73 and 106 lb) for the males. [Source]

 

 

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