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DOWNLOADING THE IMAGE

1: right click on the image above and save target as
2: select the file folder where you want the image saved
3: download

SETTING UP THE PHOTO AS A BACKGROUND
4: click on START (windows desktop bottom left)
5: choose "control panel" and then click "display"
6: select "desktop" from the top menu tabs
7: click browse, go to the file where you saved the photo that you downloaded
8: double click it and it will appear in the box on the desktop panel.
9: highlight it by clicking on it , select "stretch" in the box under the "browse" button and then choose apply, click OK

Kalahari Red

This Wildebeest had just been sand bathing in a scrape in the red Kalahari sands post the rain. The red dust stuck to it like a woman’s makeup coating his hair and providing a colourful evening sight as well as a useful way of getting rid of parasites and defending its hide from flies. It added even more to the comical appearance of these animals who seem to be made up of a mixture of parts from various antelope species.

Blue Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus

The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), also called the common Wildebeest, White-bearded Wildebeest or Brindled Gnu, is a large antelope. This broad-shouldered antelope has a muscular, front-heavy appearance, with a distinctive robust muzzle. Young Bblue Wildebeest are born tawny brown, and begin to take on their adult colouration at the age of two months. Both sexes possess a pair of large curved horns. The Blue Wildebeest is a herbivore, feeding primarily on the short grasses. It forms herds which move about in loose aggregations, the animals being fast runners and extremely wary. Blue Wildebeest are found in short grass plains bordering bush-covered acacia savannas in southern and eastern Africa, thriving in areas that are neither too wet nor too arid. Three African populations of Blue Wildebeest take part in a long-distance migration.

 

Nikon D7000, DX format, Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS lens @ 250mm,
1/400th sec @ f6.3,   ISO 6400

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn