This was taken near Franktown, Colorado.
The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is a species of artiodactyl mammal endemic to interior western and central North America. Though not an antelope, it is often known colloquially in North America as the prong buck, pronghorn antelope, or simply antelope,3 as it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to convergent evolution.4 It is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae.5 During the Pleistocene period, 12 antilocaprid species existed in North America.6 About five existed when humans entered North America[citation needed] and all but A. americana are now extinct.5-Wikipedia

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    They are a beautiful group; the contrast in light a shadows really flatter their neutral tones nicely.

  • Thank you, Mui-Ling. That is so kind. xx

    – Lori Peters

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture,…..We have a few of those here in oklahoma too,…

  • Thank you, John. I was so glad to find some that didn’t run away. :)

    – Lori Peters

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Great closeup

  • Thank you so much.

    – Lori Peters

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 2 years ago

    What a fantastic capture, Lori…

  • Thank you, Carol.

    – Lori Peters

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Lori!

  • Thank you, Marie.

    – Lori Peters

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Thank you, Denise.

    – Lori Peters

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Lori!!..I have never seen them before…gorgeous animal!!

  • Thank you, Kate.

    – Lori Peters

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful to see, Lori! Nice work!

  • Thank you so much, Dot.

    – Lori Peters

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Lori !!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you, Evita. They always ran away before I could get a shot. :)

    – Lori Peters

  • spotsnospots
    spotsnospotsalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot of some very cool looking animals. Nice info too. I always thought they were antelope!

  • Thank you, Sandy. I thought they were antelope when I first came out here.

    – Lori Peters

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