Mountain Bongo at the Los Angeles Zoo

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Mountain Bongo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Crystal E. Berryman level-addict February 06, 2006

Just beautiful...Lighting is perfect. Love your gallery. Be safe..
Chris :) #387106

Desiree M. Bento February 06, 2006

Beautiful lighting and composition, Dean! A very exotic capture! #2383616

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This is a really nice looking antelope that I photographed on February 4, 2006 at the Los Angeles Zoo. Unlike the more common bongo, the mountain bongo is an endangered subspecies of antelope that lives only in a few pockets of mountain forests in Kenya. It is such a rare animal that it has not been seen in much of its natural habitat in nearly a decade. But thanks to zoos in the US, efforts are now underway to re-establish healthy groups of mountain bongos in the wild. Canon 100-400L lens @ 170mm, f/5.0, 1/60 sec, on-board flash.

Exif: FNumber: 5, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 1.66666666666667E-02, Flash: flash fired, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance

Uploaded on February 06, 2006 Photo Contest Finalist

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