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The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest or the white-bearded wildebeest, is a large antelope and one of two species of wildebeest. It grows to 115–145 cm shoulder height and attains a body mass of 168–274 kg. They range the open plains, bushveld, and dry woodlands of Southern and East Africa, living for more than twenty years. The male is highly territorial, using scent markings and other devices to protect his domain.
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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