Eastern Mountain Bongo by phil decocco

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The Eastern Mountain Bongo (Tragelphus Eurycerus) is a beautifully marked member of the antelope family found in the Central Region of Kenya, Africa. It is on the endangered list and nearly extinct. There are about 400 in zoos around the world, considerably more than the number left in the wild. Both males and females have horns with one twist to them. The male horns growing to about 39"

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

  • thanks very much tony for your note

    – phil decocco

  • Catherine Fenner
    Catherine Fennerover 1 year ago

    I’ve never seen this animal before. Thanks for the introduction.

  • catherine
    it’s such a beautiful animal, but nearly extinct. Maybe at a zoo near you

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful animal.. Near extinction due to hunting, disruption of natures balance, or simple human encroachment? Probably all three to some degree. I have seen them in zoo’s… Elegant creatures! :-)

  • pete
    you nailed it, all three elements with the emphasis on man! This is one of the larger, meatier antelopes, and has been hunted for that, and the horns

    – phil decocco

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    November 2013 ~ Permanet Feature Gallery

  • evita, many thanks!

    – phil decocco

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007over 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature in “A Place to Start” Phil, well captured!

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