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This photo was taken at 500mm (750mm on the D100) from over 120 meters. I also had to crop the original file quite a lot, which means that the animals are not nearly as sharp as I would normally like them. The long focal length also compresses the image quite a lot.

Anyway, I still think it makes for an interesting photo, showing three Springbok in different poses. They are beautiful and graceful animals!

The Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is South Africa's national animal. Its habitat is open, dry shrubby veld, grass plains or dry riverbeds. Their horns are +/- 35cm long, and males weigh between 33 and 48 kg.

I've also heard people referring to them as "Mc Donalds", because there are ususally so many of them and many predators hunt and eat them....

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