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19-Mar-2017 Lies Lammers CP4B3767

Dorcas gazelle - Gazella Dorcas

Negev, Israel

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
1/200s f/4.0 at 500.0mm iso640 full exif

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Fabienne07-May-2017 20:00
Elle est fine et gracieuse, c'est une très belle photo.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal07-May-2017 08:01
Wow een prachtig plaatje Lies. V
Juliette07-May-2017 07:47
schitterend geheel V
Hank Vander Velde06-May-2017 23:57
Excellent sharp and well composed image.
Tom Munson06-May-2017 18:33
Great find and wonderful capture.
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