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Nubian Ibex

Capra nubiana

Description:

"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" ~ARKive.org

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Listed as a Vulnerable species, threatened by illegal hunting; exact spotting location not given. (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn4P5T54...)

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24 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Nice one, Bernadette. Congratulations!

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Brilliant spotting and congratulations on your second place Bernadette.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Nicely done, Barnadette! Great series.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Wow Bernadette. Congratulations. I remember this spotting.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

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

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

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

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

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

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Just sent you an email, Ori.

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Ori Fragman-Sapir 2 years ago

thank u ! can you please email me at ofragman@013.net so I will have your email address.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years ago

Thank you all! :-)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Great spotting and pics! Congrats.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Congratulations!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

And congratulations on your SOTD too. Much deserved.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Wonderful spotting, Bernadette. Great info and photos too.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years 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
SukanyaDatta 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years 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".

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maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Five, very pretty photos....

Bernadette S
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جنوب سيناء, Egypt

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

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