GEMSBOK - Oryx Gazella by Magaret Meintjes

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CAPTURED LOCATION: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
This gregarious, sure3-footed and extremely swift antelope has very good eyesight.
The horns are long and straight. A DANGEROUS animal when wounded, the gemsbok has been known to impale lions on its pointed horns.
It is fond of rolling. A nomadicc animal, this species is oftgen found in groups up to 40 strong.
Old bulls lead solitary lives. The Gemsbok is typically found on dry plains, in the desert and occasionally in savanna and mopane woodland.


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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 6 years ago

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergabout 6 years ago

    Mmmm. Interesting facts.

  • thanks Paul!!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeabout 6 years ago

    Incredible animal and image mags

  • Thank you Pat xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 6 years ago

    Lucky girl to see such great animals and capture them so wel

  • Thank you Yool for your great and kind comments!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    fabulous picture mags, and hes so at peace, dawn

  • Thank you Dawn, they are not always so peaceful, thin the heat got him for a while but they are just so beautiful! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 6 years ago

    wow….look at those horns!!! dangerous for sure….but also beautiful…..great shot, my friend..

  • Thank you Jan, yes those horns keep the lions away!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    they are awesome, well done again

  • thank you dear dawn xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Michele Duncan IPA
    Michele Duncan...about 6 years ago

    Wow great shot and comments!

  • thank you Michele xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 6 years ago

    wonderful capture Mags

  • Hi Robert, appreciate your comment! Think your work is outstanding! Rgds, Mags

    – Magaret Meintjes

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