Scenes From Safari:  Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

Scenes From Safari: Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

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!

Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!

 

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A Mongoose provides a rare pose.

 

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I was about 30 yards away from these Lionesses with nothing between us. Fortunately they were too lazy to do anything about it.

 

 

 

 

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A male and female Leopard (Ravenscourt and Tassleberry) are about to enjoy each other’s company.

 

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Dung Beetles battle over a pile of……territory.

 

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Common but beautiful, the Blue-Ear Starlings shimmers in the sunlight.

 

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A Red-Billed Hornbill

 

Mom

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…..

Scenes From Safari: Part IV

Scenes From Safari: Part IV

I’ve managed to pull out a few more photos from the thousands that I’m sorting through.  I’ve also attached a great video my wife captured as a Hyena was entertaining her cubs at sunset.

To see previous installments, please click here for Part I, click here for Part 2, and click here for Part 3.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

'Baby on Board'

‘Baby on Board’

 

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An ‘angelic’ Vulture awaits opportunity…..

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A nervous Warthog literally ‘hightails’ it away from me….

 


 

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A Warthog got the better end of deal after confronting this Lioness…..

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A pack ‘elder’ leads these young Wild Dogs on a hunt…..

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An adolescent and baby Giraffe look on….

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Affectionately known to his fans as ‘Scar Nose’

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A female Bearded Woodpecker doing what a woodpecker does….

A Majingilane male naps next to his Othawa pride Lioness

A Majingilane male naps next to his Othawa pride Lioness

 

The following video captures some great scenes as 2 Hyena Cubs play with their ‘Babysitter’….

Scenes From Safari:  Part III

Scenes From Safari: Part III

I continue to work out sorting out the 18k photos.   Here is the latest batch of shots that I thought were worth sharing.  If you missed the previous installments you can find Part I here, and Part II here.

In Part III, I’ve included a video capturing a fairly rare moment where a male lion from the Majingilane coalition was spending time with a Lioness from the Othawa pride in the hopes of furthering the population.   He would not have any luck this time.

Enjoy!

 

Zebra....Up close and personal

Zebra….Up close and personal

 

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

 

Warthog watches with a wary eye....

Warthog watches with a wary eye….

 

'Lesser Spotted' Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you'll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

‘Lesser Spotted’ Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you’ll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

 

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

 

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride....

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride….

 

A rare 'blonde' version of a Wahlberg's Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory 'as blondes'. Most are dark brown.

A rare ‘blonde’ version of a Wahlberg’s Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory ‘as blondes’. Most are dark brown.

 

The following sequence is of a rare Night Heron that seldon appears the in the daytime.   The exception is typically only made when it is looking for a viable nesting area for her eggs.    I spend a good deal of time watching and enjoying her.

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In the following video, you’ll see that Majigilane Lion trying to court the Othawa Lioness:



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