17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Ying and Yang of Follow the Leader

The oryx climbs the steep sand dunes of the Namib Desert to catch the cool, moist breezes blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean, some 20 kilometers away. As we approached, one oryx chose to run down the side of the dune that was in shade.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
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