20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Galloping Oryx

I caught this image of a lone oryx striding majestically across a magnificent dune during just such a helicopter flight. I only had a brief moment, buffeted by the surrounding vibration and noise, to capture the animal in perfect profile against the mountainous dunes.

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Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Copyright: © Vanessa Beadling