Photo of the Day

A herd of springboks in the Kalahari
February 4, 2012

Springboks, South Africa

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

The golden light at dusk and dawn in the Kalahari is amazing and can enhance the mood of a scene greatly. On this particular morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the rising sun was filtered by an ancient forest of camel thorn acacia trees, with a herd of springbok gazelles in attendance to complete the scene.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

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Photograph by Morkel Erasmus, Your Shot
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