Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the details

Can you guess who this eye belongs to? The distinct markings should give you a clue. Another clue: it’s not a zebra.



The eye above belongs to this Gemsbok (Oryx grazella). It’s a  very large buck which is specifically adapted to desert life with very little water, and very high day-time temperatures.



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6 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the details”

  1. Eha
    March 5, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    What a beautiful, beautiful animal! You should have let us play ‘guessing games’ to show much we did not know about Africa and its fauna 🙂 ! Those fabulous horns!!

  2. March 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I’ve never seen a Gemsbok before, so I learned something new! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • March 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

      It’s a pleasure! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! 🙂

  3. March 21, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I thought the top photo looked like a camel’s mouth – I wouldn’t have guessed gemsbok. I’ve seen them before but not so close up.

    • March 21, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      It’s sometimes interesting to look at things close-up. There is so much detail we usually don’t notice.

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