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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Mammals II (October)

A male bushbook stops for a moment before fleeing1800 A male bushbook stops for a moment before fleeing

Buffaloes thunder across the track in front of us1801 Buffaloes thunder across the track in front of us

Beautiful male gerenuk in the bushy habitat that it prefers1802 Beautiful male gerenuk in the bushy habitat that it prefers

The late afternoon light caught this buffalo perfectly1803 The late afternoon light caught this buffalo perfectly

As the dry season progresses the hippos are confined to smaller and smaller stretches of the rivers1804 As the dry season progresses the hippos are confined to smaller and smaller stretches of the rivers

The abundance of water in Meru all year round makes it ideal for elephants1805 The abundance of water in Meru all year round makes it ideal for elephants

An elephant strolls across the parched savannah1806 An elephant strolls across the parched savannah

The large droopy sub-orbital warts indicate that this is a desert warthog - found only in Kenya and the Horn of Africa1807 The large droopy sub-orbital warts indicate that this is a desert warthog - found only in Kenya and the Horn of Africa

A common waterbuck standing as they usually do1808 A common waterbuck standing as they usually do

Beisa oryx prefer very dry areas. The oryx has a lower water turnover than a camel1809 Beisa oryx prefer very dry areas. The oryx has a lower water turnover than a camel

1810 Beisa oryx with young. Both sexes carry horns and are difficult to tell apart1810 Beisa oryx with young. Both sexes carry horns and are difficult to tell apart

Lionesses greeting each other1811 Lionesses greeting each other

This lioness's manner changed in an instant when she spotted a human out in the open1812 This lioness's manner changed in an instant when she spotted a human out in the open

Lions in the long grass can be so easy to miss1813 Lions in the long grass can be so easy to miss

Lion cub staring intently at me1814 Lion cub staring intently at me

Yesterday's kill1815 Yesterday's kill

The pride male1816 The pride male

His face bears the scars from a few fights1817 His face bears the scars from a few fights

Grant's gazelles are common in Meru1818 Grant's gazelles are common in Meru

Close up of a female common waterbuck1819 Close up of a female common waterbuck

Mother and young reticulated giraffe1820 Mother and young reticulated giraffe

A timid female bushbuck1821 A timid female bushbuck

1822 The gerenuk thinks he's hiding behind a bush1822 The gerenuk thinks he's hiding behind a bush

1823 With its long legs and neck the gerenuk gets a two metre reach1823 With its long legs and neck the gerenuk gets a two metre reach