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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grant's Gazelle at Ngorongoro Crater

Grant’s gazelles, named after the Scottish explorer Lt. Col Grant, are found in the open grass plains of East Africa. They avoid areas with tall grass as they become vulnerable to predators there. We spotted large herds, including this female Grant’s gazelle, in Ngorongoro Crater. Larger and a little slower than their cousin, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelles are still one of the fastest antelope species reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © G J