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The good, the bad and the ugly by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
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A full grown wildebeest can be 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m) to 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) at the shoulder and weigh 265–600 lb (120–270 kg). They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Africa, especially the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania, Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia. Wildebeest can live more than 40 years, though their average lifespan is around 20 years. The wildebeest have a broad muzzle shaped like a lawnmower which helps it with eating short grass.
Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm, 1/1250 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


Featured in 18 groups:
“Indigenous to East & Southern Africa”
“Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals”
“#3”
“Quality Unlimited Photography”
“Real Life Photography”
“One, two, three… "
“Even-toed Ungulates (Mammals) Artiodactyla” x2
“Paws n Claws….All Animals”
“Mozambique and neighbouring countries”
“Wild Africa”
“300+ Go Long!”
“You Big Softy”
“African Beauty”
“Let Animals Stay Free”
“The Best of Anything & Everything”
“Artists Universe”
“The World”
“The Group”

- Winner of the “Three is a company” challenge of the group “African Art and Photography”

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We live in a wonderfully diverse world made up of many cultures, landscapes and life forms. The main purpose of my photography is to showcase how much interesting and magnificent our planet is.

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Comments

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Great shot Kon, love the title too!

  • Many thanks Martin!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Great shot. Great title.

  • Thanks a lot Gail!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 4 years ago

    Ummmm, which one is the ugly? Great shot !

  • He, he, he! Thank you very much Michael!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago


    Congratulations Konstantinos! This superb image has been chosen to be among the current set of featured images in our group by Current Featured Artist Rob Southey

  • Many thanks Rob, much appreciated! Thank you David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 4 years ago

    Great shot great title! Love the details in those beasts. Fabulous work!

  • Thanks a lot Salsbells69!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    April 27, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you Kim!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Konstantinos

  • Tom Grieve
    Tom Grieveover 4 years ago

    Love this image! Nothing more to say :)

    Congratulations on being featured in our little group!

  • Many thanks Tom, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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