Part 7 continues with more photos that I though were worth sharing from our recent Safari trip. You’ll find below photos from a wide variety of critters including Giraffes, Leopards, Rhinos, Cheetahs and a few birds. After the photos, there’s a short video showing an adolescent Elephant greeting our vehicle…..
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This installment picks up where parts I, II, III, IV, and V left off (please click on a ‘number’ to be taken to that part).
Here you’ll find an assortment of critters including Elephants, Lions, Dung Beetles, Birds, etc. etc. At the bottom of this post, be sure to watch the Rhino video. We were as close as we could get without jumping on him for a ride 😉 !
Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!
A Mongoose provides a rare pose.
I was about 30 yards away from these Lionesses with nothing between us. Fortunately they were too lazy to do anything about it.
A male and female Leopard (Ravenscourt and Tassleberry) are about to enjoy each other’s company.
Dung Beetles battle over a pile of……territory.
Common but beautiful, the Blue-Ear Starlings shimmers in the sunlight.
A Red-Billed Hornbill
Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, are you up? Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom
In this video, we experience a Rhino come as close to us as possible without sitting in the truck with us…..
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…….
A Rhino and Cape Buffalo create an interesting alliance…..
A beautiful pose by ‘Xikavi’
A Wild Dog enjoys his reward from a successful hunt
Cheetah looking at potential target
A Hippo casts a cautious glance in my direction….
No Safari is complete without Elephants!
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.