My Intro to Israel, Day 2, Scene 1
Our first stop in the morning of May 23 was Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and National Park. Behind the visitors' center we saw these Nubian ibex grazing.
The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a desert-dwelling goat species found in mountainous areas of Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, and Sudan. The wild population is estimated at 1,200 individuals. Nubian ibex stand around 6575 cm (2.1-2.6 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh around 50 kilograms (110 lb). They are a light tan color, with a white underbelly. In males there is also a dark brown stripe down the back. They have long thin horns which extend up and then backwards and down. In males these reach around a metre in length while in females they are much smaller (around 30 cm or 12 in). Nubian ibex live in rough dry mountainous terrain where they eat mainly grass and leaves and are preyed upon by leopards, eagles and bearded vultures. Nubian ibex live in herds composed solely of males or females. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and rest during the night. (From Wikipedia)
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 2, Sahne 1
23 Mayıs sabahı ilk durağımız Ein Gedi Doğa Koruması ve Milli Parkı oldu. Misafir merkezinin arkasında bu Nubian keçilerini otlarken gördük.
Nubian keçisi (Capra nubiana) Cezayir, İsrail, Ürdün, Suudi Arabistan, Umman, Mısır, Etiyopya, Eritre, Yemen ve Sudanın dağlık alanlarda bulunan bir çöl keçisi türüdür. Vahşi nüfusları 1.200 birey olarak tahmin edilmektedir. Nubian keçileri omuz yükseklikleri 65-75 cm (2.1-2.6 ft) etrafında dururlar ve 50 kilogram (110 lb) civarında ağırlıktalardır. Onların beyaz karınları, açık sarımsı kahverengi renkleri vardır. Erkeklerin sırtından aşağı koyu kahverengi bir şerit de var. Onların yukarı ve sonra geriye ve aşağı uzanan uzun ince boynuzları vardır. Erkeklerde, bunlar bir metre civarında uzunluğa ulaşır, dişilerde ise daha küçüktür (30 cm veya 12 inç çapında). Nubian keçileri çoğunlukla ot ve yaprak yedikleri ve leopar, kartal ve sakallı akbabalar tarafından avlanıldıkları engebeli, kuru dağlık arazide yaşarlar. Nubian keçileri sadece erkek veya sadece dişilerden oluşan sürüler halinde yaşarlar. Onlar güniçidir yani gece boyunca dinlenir, gündüz vakti aktifdirler. (Vikipediden)
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pajaran (48519) 2014-06-08 21:33
Interesantan tekst o Nubian Ibex sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepa Nubian Ibex.
An interesting article about the Nubian Ibex with a description ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Beautiful Nubian Ibex.
All the best.
emka (73379) 2014-06-08 23:44
Hello Murat, Always nice to see some wild animals closely. Nice shot.
WAr regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (52411) 2014-06-09 9:49
A surprise to my astonishment, Murat, as I last visited this reservation maybe more than 20 years back. The lavish green well cared lawn, drawing those ibexes that normally are on higher elevation, mainely on the slopes near the location of this park - there you might see them in more of their natural inhabitants.
Fine taken photo, lovely.
resat1972 (7275) 2014-06-09 12:39
israilden güzel manzaralar
jcpix (11478) 2014-06-09 19:24
Wow, this is wild...literally! With the inclusion of the path along the top portion of the frame, my first thought to the location was a public park...are they not walking dogs anymore, is this the new pet? :) A nice wildlife scene in what was perceived to be a human setting, I really like how this caught me by surprise. If not a park, this could pass for a residential back yard!? Anyway, off that topic...this really is an intriguing and well taken shot that brings us closer to nature. A fine presentation indeed. Enjoy the new day. Take it easy.
Thanks for pointing me towards your shopping adventure, you must have been in a real hurry! :) Great effect on that one.
nikkitta (13316) 2014-06-10 12:18
Nature capture of the gazeles well taken in contrast with green grass and palms
This one at the front sem concious of your presence
Well done, regards
abmdsudi (39696) 2014-06-10 22:52
What a charming capture! and to get this fairly close is an achievement, great that a fine pair seem so relaxed but something about this just screams out "wild" (in captivity). It's beautifully framed by the impressive background, great clarity, detail and colours. This is an awesome snap....
He's got the look of one wise Mr Ibex LoL !
Lovely shot, Congrats, tfs
jmdias (52706) 2014-06-18 1:46
very beautiful animals, there are few of them how I read in your note. a precious form of life and so rare. very nice angle catching the two animals in a beautiful way.
Miguel82 (20376) 2014-07-14 4:36
Murat, rare sight from that zoo, Nubia ibex are very rare and live in arid mountain areas, sharp picture, bright hues, regards
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (10569)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Fine
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-06-08 17:20