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As I've needed to once again go into my Oryx archives I've discovered that this one has not appeared on EPZ in the past so here it is.

They were extinct in the wild by about the mid 60's although they obviously survived in captivity.

I remember being told that there's now about 1000 in the wild and another 7000 in captivity.

They continue to be classed as an endangered species.

Taken in a desert in the Middle East.

Camera:Pentax K200D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:sigma 70-300mm APO DG MACRO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2008 - 2:23 PM
Focal Length:260mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Another Arabian Oryx.
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:27 Sep 2013 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Antelope, Arabian oryx, Desert, Dubai, Middle East., Wildlife / nature
Votes:36

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Impressive horns and good to hear that they are growing in numbers in the wild
Regards Richard

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paulknight
27 Sep 2013 - 8:41 AM

What an interesting animal!! Depressing indeed to know though that it too is endangered. We humans are responsible for so much harm.

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NaturesHaven
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27 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM

Saudia Arabia re-introduced this beautiful animal after a captive breeding programme...............they were almost extinct in the deserts of Arabia they are now protected............if anyone kills an Oryx they may very well lose their head.......a great deterrent I think............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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27 Sep 2013 - 9:01 AM

What an experience Ken, rarity indeed !!
Ron

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digital_boi
27 Sep 2013 - 9:49 AM

wow nice one great detail in the horns and they are big un's fine capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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27 Sep 2013 - 10:27 AM

"Do you see many of these wonderful creatures roaming around Swansea Ken? , if so I shall be over in a couple of hours"...

A stunning wildlife capture, both pose and composition working extremely well in this warming light...

Nathan GrinGrin

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achieverswales
27 Sep 2013 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful animal Ken, love the image.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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27 Sep 2013 - 1:28 PM

Those are some long horns. Great shot.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Impressive horns , just don't get to close to them I say, or you might just the point . It's good to hear they are gaining in numbers.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:54 PM

I have been wondering what an ORYX is---- A super image of! Thank you!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:59 PM

Huge but very elegant hornsSmile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 3:15 PM

Great to see such a fine shot of these very rare animals Ken.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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JuBarney
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27 Sep 2013 - 5:08 PM

A really lovely capture
Ju

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 5:47 PM

Lovely shot of this handsome beast, Ken. Really beautiful horns they have, huh? Er...actually 'antlers', probably.

Andrew

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bricurtis
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27 Sep 2013 - 8:17 PM

Fabulous capture Ken.
Brian.

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Michaela_Solway

The colours are mesmerising.. Beautifully captured

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Sep 2013 - 5:57 PM

A stunning wildlife capture, interesting write up

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Source
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28 Sep 2013 - 11:49 PM

A stunning capture.Such wonderful colours
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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 8:16 PM

The colors of the desert are fantastic. I guess he doesn't have a problem when his back itches...
I am envious...Wink
M

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