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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Mammals I (June)

A hungry lioness was out looking for the rest of her pride1401 A hungry lioness was out looking for the rest of her pride

One of the many big old buffalo bulls that live in small batchelor groups in Meru National Park1402 One of the many big old buffalo bulls that live in small batchelor groups in Meru National Park

The lioness blends in perfectly with the yellow brown grass1403 The lioness blends in perfectly with the yellow brown grass

A strikingly marked Reticulated Giraffe1404 A strikingly marked Reticulated Giraffe

An Elephant family approached us1405 An Elephant family approached us

Reticulated giraffes are highly endangered and so it was good to see large groups of them in Meru1406 Reticulated giraffes are highly endangered and so it was good to see large groups of them in Meru

An alert unstriped ground squirrel1407 An alert unstriped ground squirrel

These are extremely rare Grevy's zebras, easily identified by their very thin stripes and rounded ears1408 These are extremely rare Grevy's zebras, easily identified by their very thin stripes and rounded ears

Grant's zebra1409 Grant's zebra

Beisa oryx. Both sexes have the long rapier like horns1410 Beisa oryx. Both sexes have the long rapier like horns

Kirk's dikdik1411 Kirk's dikdik

Lesser kudu buck. Identifed by having more stripes than the greater kudu, a white throat patch and no mane1412 Lesser kudu buck. Identifed by having more stripes than the greater kudu and a white throat patch and no mane

1413 Lesser kudu doe. Often they were more brown than the bucks1413 Lesser kudu doe. Often they were more brown than the bucks

A very young common waterbuck. There are a large number of waterbuck in Meru1414 A very young common waterbuck. There are a large number of waterbuck in Meru

Adult common waterbuck. Only the bucks have horns1415 Adult common waterbuck. Only the bucks have horns

Family group of Coke's Hartebeete1416 Family group of Coke's Hartebeete

1417 A hippopotamus making its way down to the water1417 A hippopotamus making its way down to the water

White rhino. There is a successful sanctuary in Meru with both black and white Rhinos present1418 White rhino. There is a successful sanctuary in Meru with both black and white Rhinos present

Beisa Oryx1419 Beisa oryx

A large herd of Buffalos. The availability of water here all year round favours the buffalo1420 A large herd of Buffalos. The availability of water here all year round favours the buffalo

Gerenuk. Also known as the giraffe gazelle, they often stand on their back legs and reach up into bushes to feed1421 Gerenuk. Also known as the giraffe gazelle, they often stand on their back legs and reach up into bushes to feed

The business end of a white rhino1422 The business end of a white rhino

The gerenuk has a distinctive very long neck and also long legs1423 The gerenuk has a distinctive very long neck and also long legs

Grant's gazelles are common in Meru1424 Grant's gazelles are common in Meru