While heading to the Pawnee National Grasslands last week I was absolutely ecstatic to have come across this handsome fellow.
Getting pictures of these fast movers (the second fastest land animal on Earth) has been a challenge for me. They are notoriously skittish and more often than not, by the time I have my camera clicking, I am getting pictures of only their rear end. 😉 This particular one though posed just long enough for me to grab this image.
Pronghorn are what folks oftentimes call antelope (and sing about ala “Home on the Range”) however that is a misnomer. Settlers called these animals antelope due to their similarity to Old World species however the pronghorn is its own, distinct family.