Magnificent Mammals-No Pets

Challenge #12 in the Picture This series. Hosted by Bren Dyer.
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All Creatures Great and Small Challenge #1. I am sure you have seen those cute postcards with lambs frolicking in the green pasture, Antelopes anteloping or even Lions at home in the savannas of Africa. Get shooting and get some mammalia on a fantastic postcard. This challenge is limited to mammals only. NO DOGS, or HOUSECATS...Wild African dogs and dingoes accepted. Wild cats accepted...If its a pet please do not enter it..they will have their own challenge later...Please, no birds, reptiles and no insects...Bonus points for Unicorns! Remember to add a border and a title, for if you dont you may be put out with the dogs.
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Klipspringer On The Serengeti
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The klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) is a small species of African antelope. The word klipspringer literally means "rock jumper" in Afrikaans. With a thick and dense, speckled "salt and pepper" patterned coat of an almost olive shade, klipspringers blend in well with the koppies (rock outcrops) on which they can usually be found. Reaching approximately 58 cm (23 in) at the shoulder, klipspringers are smaller than most other antelopes. They stand on the tips of their hooves.
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Submitted: Monday, 5th October, 2015 03:59 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 22nd July, 2012
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 320
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