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Nubian Ibex

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 26 November 2017 in Animal & Insect.

*Texas Safari Ranch

This relatively small ibex is distinguished by the striking, backward-arching horns of the male, which are long, slender, and ridged, casting a brilliant silhouette against the rocky, mountainous terrain of its surroundings. Males grow impressive horns (up to 4 feet!) for defense and to impress females during mating season.

The coat is a light sandy brown color, with a white underbelly, while the legs display noticeable black-and-white markings. Bucks have a dark stripe down the back and older
males grow a long, dark beard.

*Traveling and may not have internet access for a few days.

NIKON D5500 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 640 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nicely captured.

26 Nov 2017 7:55am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien les grosses cornes

26 Nov 2017 10:58am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise !

26 Nov 2017 4:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Big horns and a fine beard on that guy.

26 Nov 2017 6:37pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome horns.

26 Nov 2017 7:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

26 Nov 2017 10:14pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Wonderful!

26 Nov 2017 11:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very cool nature shot. Those horns are amazing.

26 Nov 2017 11:24pm

NIKON D5500
1/250 second
F/6.3
ISO 640
450 mm (35mm equiv.)