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Who nose what this is? Bizarre-looking breed of antelope is spotted by photographer in Russia Mogens Trolle, 50, photographed thousands of saiga — a rare breed of antelope Travelled to Stepnoi Nature Sanctuary in Southern Russia and waited in a hide  The wildlife biologist, from Denmark, has been a photographer for 25 years  

By Emer Scully For Mailonline

Published: 15:29 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 15:30 BST, 1 July 2019

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This long-nosed breed of antelope was spotted by a photographer as he hid inside a hide at an nature sanctuary.

Mogens Trolle, 50, captured the bizarre animals up close at Stepnoi Nature Sanctuary in Southern Russia.

The wildlife biologist had to spend a week in a hide by a small lake on the Russian steppe to photograph the saiga — an endangered species of antelope living in Central Asia. 

From November saigas travel up to 1000km to their winter grounds in the south where they mate

From November saigas travel up to 1000km to their winter grounds in the south where they mate

The animals' large drooping nose covers their mouth to stop dust entering their lungs during their long migration in the summer.

And in the winter long nostrils warm cool air before it enters their lungs. 

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