Looking admittedly like a character out of a Star Wars movie, the saiga is one of my favorite animals. And quite ingenious, too. That big wobbly nose works both as an air conditioner, a dust filter and a loud speaker. Plus, the saigas use their nose for facial expressions. I took this photo from a hide most of which had been dug into the ground. Saigas, knowing well to avoid humans, shy tall constructions. But they would approach this hide, giving me a unique opportunity to take eye-to-eye portraits. Stepnoi Reserve, Russia.
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