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Built for Speed

Cheetah   Acinonyx jubatis

These beautiful animals are, of course, one of the deadliest predators on the plains of Africa. In the Masai Mara this is no exception and is very evident. 124 more words



Circles high above
Catching the thermal updrafts
In search of mammals


Ah Rats!

For a long time it was thought that the Brown Rat originated in Norway (indeed it’s Latin name is Rattus norvegicus), but recent (20th century) research confirmed its Asian origin. 119 more words


Three Toed Sloth

The sloth is the world’s slowest animal and it is so sedentary that algae browns on its furry coat. Sloths sleep between fifteen and twenty hours a day and eat leaves that are intoxicating and difficult to digest meaning that they only need to come down from the trees once  a week to urinate and defecate. 56 more words


Elephants in the Mist

African Elephant    Loxodonta africana

The dust caused by the elephants’ rapid approach to the water’s edge, combined with the fading light of the encroaching dusk on an autumn afternoon, lends a misty and mystical atmosphere to this image.  44 more words



Kudu  Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Late afternoon on the Chobe River. These three young ones are enjoying a refreshing drink and showing some curiosity in our presence. The Red-billed Ox-peckers are hard at work grooming those beautiful coats! 15 more words