By Emer Scully For Mailonline
Published: 15:29 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 15:30 BST, 1 July 2019
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
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.