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19-Mar-2017 Lies Lammers CP4B3769

Dorcas gazelle - Gazella Dorcas


Currently, large populations of Dorcas gazelles are found in the Negev and the Arava. In Israel only 1000-1500 gazelles remain. Dorcas gazelles are highly adapted to the desert; they can go their entire lives without drinking, as they can get all of the moisture they need from the plants in their diets, though they do drink when water is available. They are able to withstand high temperatures, but when it is very hot, they are active mainly from dusk to dawn. In areas where they face human predation, they tend to be active only at night to minimise the risk of falling prey to hunters. These gazelles feed on leaves, flowers, and pods of many species of acacia trees, as well as the leaves, twigs and fruits of various bushes.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
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Geert Bauke Kortleve30-Apr-2017 19:48
Geweldige soort Hennie! Goede info erbij. V
Helen Betts12-Apr-2017 14:15
What a great capture of these beautiful animals. V.
Hank Vander Velde12-Apr-2017 13:26
Nice well composed image of the pair Hennie.
Juliette12-Apr-2017 08:27
schitterende compositie / standpunt... maakt dit tot iest heel bijzonders V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal12-Apr-2017 06:38
Wat een pracht plaatje Lies. V
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