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Off to the races!

These speed demons rarely stand still and pose for pictures and such was the case of this bachelor herd of Pronghorn. The second I brought my truck to a stop, the race was on!

They took off across a field to escape my view but, thankfully, they opted to stay parallel to the road briefly. I managed a few, quick pictures while going at 40mph (my son was driving). It was pretty exciting and really made me appreciate just how fast they can run.

Pronghorn (often incorrectly called antelope) are the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere and second in the world only to the Cheetah. They can sprint at speeds up to 60mph and run for extraordinarily long distances at slower speeds.

A bachelor herd of Pronghorn races across a freshly cut wheat field on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

A bachelor herd of Pronghorn races across a freshly cut wheat field on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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