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Nubian Ibex

Capra nubiana


"This relatively small ibex is most easily recognised by the impressive, backward-arching horns of the male, which are long, slender and ridged on their outer curve, casting a magnificent silhouette against the rocky, mountainous terrain of its surroundings...The coat is a light sandy brown colour, with a white underbelly, while the legs bear conspicuous black-and-white markings"


"A rocky-desert dwelling species found in rough, dry, mountainous terrain."


Listed as a Vulnerable species, threatened by illegal hunting; exact spotting location not given. (Video:

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S a month ago

Thank you for this incredible honor, Project Noah! :-) And many thanks to everyone for all the kind words.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a month ago

Nice one, Bernadette. Congratulations!

triggsturner a month ago

Brilliant spotting and congratulations on your second place Bernadette.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a month ago

Nicely done, Barnadette! Great series.

SukanyaDatta a month ago

Wow Bernadette. Congratulations. I remember this spotting.

Brian38 a month ago

Congratulations Bernadette! Such a wonderful series showing much of the harsh environment that it thrives in.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Yes, I remember this spotting, Congratulations, Bernadette. A wonderful achievement.

DanielePralong a month ago

Congratulations Bernadette, this spotting came second in our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition, Mammals category



Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 months ago

She does have a sweet face! It's horribly sad though about the hunting, isn't it?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Missed this one - a sweet face. How can they hunt these ??!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 months ago

Just sent you an email, Ori.

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Ori Fragman-Sapir 5 months ago

thank u ! can you please email me at so I will have your email address.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 months ago

There were quite a few spotting of ibex around Dahab and Nuweiba last spring. Some Bedouin friends I spoke with say that maybe the military action in North Sinai has forced the animals to move further south. They also said that less people are hunting (thankfully!) because of the higher military presence; it's not safe for the Bedouin to be out with their guns.

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Ori Fragman-Sapir 5 months ago

I'm so happy they still survive in Sinai, I was sure they got extinct already there.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thank you all! :-)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Great spotting and pics! Congrats.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

And congratulations on your SOTD too. Much deserved.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wonderful spotting, Bernadette. Great info and photos too.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Yes, we felt extremely lucky not only that we spotted her, but that she let us sit for a few minutes and watch her. :-) Thank you!

SukanyaDatta a year ago

What a lucky spotting...these are shy animals and how sweetly it has posed for you. Congratulations, Bernadette...and good luck with more spottings that we do not get to see everyday.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thank you, Daniele, for letting me know about this honor. :-)

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Bernadette, this beautiful series has been chosen as our Spotting of the Day:

"A rocky-desert dwelling caprine species found in Northeastern Africa and parts of the Middle East, this beautiful Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana) is our Spotting of the Day. This species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN as there is a continuing decline in its population due to habitat loss and degradation, competition with livestock, and illegal hunting. The Nubian Ibex is now extinct in Syria and in Lebanon".



maplemoth662 a year ago

Five, very pretty photos....

جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.49, Long: 34.30

Spotted on Apr 1, 2018
Submitted on Apr 8, 2018

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