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Wildebeest

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 28 August 2019 in Animal & Insect.

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The wildebeest, also called the gnu, is an antelope. The ungainly gnu earned the name wildebeest, or “wild beast,” for the menacing appearance presented by its large head, shaggy mane, pointed beard, and sharp, curved horns. In fact, the wildebeest is better described as a reliable source of food for the truly menacing predators of the African savanna: lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas.

NIKON D5500 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 500 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The Finnish television nature program shows gnu antelope migration in Africa. It is a spectacular show that demands its victim while the weakest members of the herd remain the food of the beasts.

28 Aug 2019 5:35am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un joli spécimen
JP

28 Aug 2019 5:54am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful capture!

28 Aug 2019 6:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!

28 Aug 2019 6:38am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice capture of this superb animal I like. I've seen a lot of them in Namibia and Kenya
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28 Aug 2019 7:47am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Il est magnifique!

28 Aug 2019 8:16am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Looking in superb condition. Excellent capture. 5*

28 Aug 2019 11:56am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Fantastic shot!!!

28 Aug 2019 1:10pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Oh gno gno gno,
I'm a gnu,
How do you do?

28 Aug 2019 2:20pm

@grouser: :-)

Rose from Clinton, United States

LOL at Grouser.... This looks like a heavy beast...I would not want it mad at me.

28 Aug 2019 3:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a strange combination of creatures this seems to be!

28 Aug 2019 3:21pm

willy from Belgium

belle capture de ce joli animal

bonne journée

28 Aug 2019 3:22pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

I think we call them a gnoe

28 Aug 2019 5:30pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid capture of this wildebeest! I love the muscle tone.

28 Aug 2019 6:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ces cornes ces poil sous la tête quelle vue
amiité

28 Aug 2019 6:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wildebeest is a Dutch word, nice capture.

28 Aug 2019 6:51pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

28 Aug 2019 6:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These characters have always made me think ancient beasts when I see them. Probably for no good reason. They are handsome in their own way.

28 Aug 2019 7:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such an interesting looking animal. Those horns look rather sharp! A great close up image!

28 Aug 2019 10:00pm

NIKON D5500
1/80 second
F/6.3
ISO 500
450 mm (35mm equiv.)