Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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Springbok are between 70 – 87 centimetres tall at the shoulder, depending on the age, weight and gender of the particular antelope, they weigh between 26–40 kg for the females and 33–50 kg for the males. They inhabit the dry inland areas of south and southwestern Africa. Their range extends from the northwestern part of South Africa through the Kalahari desert into Namibia and Botswana. Springboks can meet their water needs from the food they eat, and survive without drinking water through dry season, or even over years. They may accomplish this by selecting flowers, seeds, and leaves of shrubs before dawn, when these foods are most succulent.
Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thank you very much Steve & Lesley!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Ruth, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!~☺ Great capture!

  • Thanks a lot Kimberly!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Sandra, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    March 25, 2010

  • Thanks a lot Teresa, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations on your well deserved feature!

  • Thank you very much Cee, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Many thanks to “The Silky Touch” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Many thanks to “Colour and light” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • DragonBoy
    DragonBoyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on all of your features for this wonderful capture. Well done!


  • Thanks a lot DragonBoy!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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