July 4, 2011

Springbok, Namibia

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A herd of springbok bounds across Sperrgebiet National Park, 5.4 million newly protected acres on Namibia's southwest coast. Superbly adapted for the harsh desert environment, springbok have increased their number to some 160,000 since the 1980s—one of several species recovering from historic lows.

See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story Africa's Super Park.

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