I continue to work through my hard drive and memory cards in search of my favorite shots.   In this installment enjoy the Hippos, Rhino, Leopard, and Cheetah.   I’ve also attached a video of an underrated and very critical critter…….

To catch up on previous posts in this series, please use the following links:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.

 

A Lion Cub returns my stare.....

A Lion Cub returns my stare…..

African Green Pigeon

African Green Pigeon


 

A Rhino and Cape Buffalo create an interesting alliance.....

A Rhino and Cape Buffalo create an interesting alliance…..

A beautiful pose by 'Xikavi'

A beautiful pose by ‘Xikavi’

A Wild Dog enjoys his reward from a successful hunt

A Wild Dog enjoys his reward from a successful hunt

Dayone approaches

Dayone approaches

Cheetah looking at potential target

Cheetah looking at potential target

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A Hippo casts a cautious glance in my direction....

A Hippo casts a cautious glance in my direction….

Elephants_BW

No Safari is complete without Elephants!

Dugga

Cape Buffalo…in this case a ‘Dugga Boy’, or an old male that has been kicked out of the breeding herd…..Sound familiar?

 

In the following video, you’ll see Dung Beetles working a pile of Dung as they prepare to lay their larvae.   The Beetles will lay their larvae in the dung, roll the dung into a near perfect ball and bury it.  In about 2 weeks the larvae will hatch and emerge from the dung ball.    The newly-hatched Beetle will live for about 2 years.