Sunday, April 18, 2010

Al Maha

I was about to click my camera when I heard a cute little lad said "shuf mama, fi al maha!", while pointing his forefinger at the next block and while the other hand was holding his mother's abaya. I was so curious to see what al maha is and how does it looks like. I followed the lad and I saw some antelopes with long straight horns. It was 11:00 AM and the al mahas were enjoying their snack :).

Al maha, less commonly known as al wadhihi in arabic, is an arabian oryx. A medium sized antelope with small shoulder hump, long straight horns and a traipsed tail. Arabian Oryx is classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

For more information about the arabian oryx please click here.

Word of the day: shuf is the arabic word for look. Salaam!


  1. Their horns look fatal! Your shots are beautiful though.

    Lots of love,

  2. never seen this before. what impressive horns.

  3. I've never seen antelopes with such long horns before. Beautiful animals!

  4. Thank you for allowing us to see through your eyes and your beautiful photography an amazing world and its content.

    Please have a nice Tuesday.

  5. I feel a quiet peaceful atmosphere.


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