2024 Edition

Vladimir Cech Jr.

Sumatran serow

Sumatran serow, Indonesia, 2021

Category - Into the forest

Sumatran serow

The Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis sumatraensis), also known as the southern serow, is a species of goat-antelope native to the mountain forests of the Thai and Malaysian peninsulas and the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Due to the destruction of its habitat by logging and agriculture, as well as the threat posed by intensive hunting (for its meat and skin), it is considered "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. This particular individual was observed in the Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra. Relatively rare in the jungle, this animal is very rarely photographed.

10-20 mm f/8 Lens - 1/200 sec at f/8 ISO 400