GEMSBOCK - Oryx gazella

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 27 November 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Thanksgiving - I am so thankful that Mother Nature has given us beautiful creatures such as these. Thankful that she has given us the splendor of the scenes we share so abundantly here on AM3. I find irony in our disparate search for extra terrestrial life in outer space and overlook these alien creatures here on Earth. What makes us so arrogant that we think we could communicate any better with a creature from space than one from here at home? For God's sake, we can't communicate among ourselves!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

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SONY DSLR-A350 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm

Aurélie from Bretagne, France

Nice profile and great colours.

27 Nov 2008 10:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Impressive sharpness here and running ISO 100 . . tripod ?

27 Nov 2008 11:14am

@Ronnie 2¢: No, IS and motor drive.

zOOm from Paris, France

What a splendid and gracaful creature !

27 Nov 2008 11:32am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Oh, what gorgeous clarity and color.

27 Nov 2008 12:42pm

Les from Lincoln, United States

Gorgeous animal (and photograph!). How nice that it stood still for you! :) Beautiful color and sharpness.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Craig!

27 Nov 2008 1:03pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I am grateful for gazing at this beautiful animal, I am grateful that you shared it with us, and have a very happy Thanksgiving Craig

27 Nov 2008 2:28pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You are so right about Mother Nature. She has lent us some wonderful things to see. Beautiful shot.

27 Nov 2008 4:25pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Extraordinary critter and captured so well. Love the vibrant colors. Happy Thanksgiving.

27 Nov 2008 4:37pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

amen! great gospel there! I agree :-) nice image here, we have one in the area on a ranch who is a dark brown.

27 Nov 2008 8:58pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

A truly beautiful creature, and an equally beautiful shot, nice work Craig

27 Nov 2008 10:01pm

Denis from A giant black hole filled with lights, Tokelau

Gorgeous colours

29 Nov 2008 1:32pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful lighting and detail! Beautiful animal...

30 Nov 2008 8:56pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wonderful lighting - perfect for this odd looking fellow. And I couldn't agree more with your words. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you!

1 Dec 2008 3:21am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Stunning colors!

8 Dec 2008 2:33am

1/500 second
ISO 100
200 mm