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Gemsbok by Irene  van Vuuren

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This Gemsbok was captured in a remote and arid area in Northern Namibia, called Etosha in Africa.

The gemsbok or gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions (for example the Kalahari Desert) of southern Africa, but formerly some authorities included the East African Oryx as a subspecies. Its current population in South Africa is 373,000.
The name “gemsbok” in English is derived from Afrikaans gemsbock, itself derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, gemsbok. Although there are some superficial similarities in appearance (especially in the facial pattern), the chamois and the oryx are not closely related. The usual pronunciation in English is /ˈɡɛmzbɒk/.

Gemsbok are about 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) at the shoulder, and males can weigh between 220–250 kilograms (490–550 lb) while females weigh 180–210 kilograms (400–460 lb).
- Wikipedia

Comments

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    1 Image per 24hrs 2012/03/25

  • Thanks Magaret for accepting my work. I appreciate!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    An absolutely beautiful capture of this magnificent animal Irene!

  • Thanks so much, Maree. We were so lucky that it passed so close by. We were absolutely sitting there holding our breaths!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    Uitstekende foto Irene!

  • Dankie Elizabeth, ons kon amper aan hom raak!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    25 March 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you Konstantinos for accepting my Gemsbok in this group. I appreciate!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    25 March 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos for accepting my work! I always appreciate, it is such an honour to be accepted!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    26 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you so much for accepting, Konstantinos, I appreciate the acceptance of my work!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago


    One of my favourites!!

  • Thank you so much Macky. I appreciate your comment!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    3 November 2012.

    Klik op banier asb.

  • Baie dankie Elizabeth, ek waardeer. Dankie ook aan almal wat vir my Gemsbok gestem het!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank you so much AnnDixon for accepting my work and for your inspiring comment. I appreciate!

    – Irene van Vuuren

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