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Barbary Sheep

From Wikipedia:

 

The Barbary Sheep, Ammotragus lervia, also known as Waddan, is a species of caprid (goat-antelope) native to rocky mountains in North Africa. Six subspecies have been described. Although it is rare in its native North Africa, it has been introduced to North America, southern Europe and elsewhere. Barbary Sheep stand 80 to 100 cm (1.8 to 2.2 lb) tall at the shoulder and weigh 40 to 140 kg (88 to 310 lb). They are a sandy-brown color, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back. Upper parts and the outer parts of the legs are a uniform reddish-brown or grayish-brown. There is some shaggy hair on the throat (extending down to the chest in males) and a sparse mane. Their horns have a triangular cross section. The horns curve outwards, backwards then inwards, and reach up to 50 cm (20 in). The horns are smooth, but wrinkled at the base.

 

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 2x II

Exposure: 1/80 sec

Aperture: f/18

Focal Length: 400mm

ISO Speed: 200

Accessories: n/a

Date and Time: 19 October 2009 03.21pm

 

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Taken on October 19, 2009