Oryx gazellaA pair of adult oryx, also called gemsbok, in queue heading to a waterhole at Wolwedans in Namibia’s NamibRand Reserve.
Shot handheld using:Canon EOS 40DCanon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.
Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.
Sylvia J. Zarco aka Owed to Nature
Beautiful photograph of these Gemsbok, Sylvia. Hope to see them in Wild Africa
So glad you like them and am quite happy to add them to Wild Africa. I’m learning and adding scientific names with just that in mind…Speaking of names, is it so that in South Africa their common name is Gemsbok while in Namibia they’re Oryx? That’s what I noticed but my travels to South Africa and Namibia were separated not just by distance but by about a dozen years so maybe I’m just behind the times?
– Owed to Nature
No, in Afrikaans we call it a Gemsbok. The scientific name is Oryx gazella and many people call the Oryx…….but around here they are “Gemsbokke”. :-)
Thanks for the explanation. I prefer to call them Gemsbok. Nice to know I’m in good company. ;-)