Photo category: Sandy desertVertebrates specimen collectionNatural History Museum of Crete exhibition
- Photo taken by: Trikali, M.
- Photo taken date: March 2013
Photo of Addax, Addax nasomaculatus, which has been successfully adapted to the desert environment, has disappeared in most areas of North Africa. It is mainly nocturnal. It is a herbivorous species, covering great distances and using its acute sense of smell in its search for food. In the photo you can discern its characteristic wide hooves which enable it to walk on sandy surfaces.