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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Mammals III (October)

Kirk's dik-dik are plentiful in the scrubby bush1824 Kirk's dik-dik are plentiful in the scrubby bush

1825 The reticulated girafe is gnawing on the bones of gazelle. It does this to obtain calcium and phosphorus1825 The reticulated girafe is gnawing on the bones of gazelle. It does this to obtain calcium and phosphorus

Small herd of reticulated giraffe1826 Small herd of reticulated giraffe

These cheetahs are probably brothers and often form coalitions1827 These cheetahs are probably brothers and often form coalitions

Always on the lookout for lunch1828 Always on the lookout for lunch

Closeup showing the cheetah's beautiful eyes1829 Closeup showing the cheetah's beautiful eyes

A curious vervet monkey1830 A curious vervet monkey

Olive baboons are widespread in Meru although they exhibit some of the pelage traits of Yellow baboons found in Kora1831 Olive baboons are widespread in Meru although they exhibit some of the pelage traits of Yellow baboons found in Kora

 Black-backed jackal1832 Black-backed jackal

1833 Male lesser kudu showing the white crescents on its neck that make it easy to distinguish from the greater kudu1833 Male lesser kudu showing the white crescents on its neck that make it easy to distinguish from the greater kudu

The Meru hartebeeste is a hybrid of the lelwel and Coke's hartebeeste1834 The Meru hartebeeste is a hybrid of the lelwel and Coke's hartebeeste

Eland, the biggest antelope1835 Eland, the biggest antelope

Grevy's zebras like to roll in the soil for a dustbath which can send them a little bit orange in colour1836 Grevy's zebras like to roll in the soil for a dustbath which can send them a little bit orange in colour

1837 A fantastic specimen of a white rhino1837 A fantastic specimen of a white rhino

1838 A white rhino emerging from the swamp in the late afternoon1838 A white rhino emerging from the swamp in the late afternoon

Grant's zebra mother and foal1839 Grant's zebra mother and foal

Zebras can cope with the low quality dried dry grass until the rains arrive. They can also eat shrubs herbs leaves and bark1840 Zebras can cope with the low quality dried dry grass until the rains arrive. They can also eat shrubs herbs leaves and bark

A couple of very calm huge bulls1841 A couple of very calm huge bulls

Elephant using its trunk to extend its reach. Or it could just push the tree over1842 Elephant using its trunk to extend its reach. Or it could just push the tree over

Grevy's zebras are also known as Imperial zebras1843 Grevy's zebras are also known as Imperial zebras

Lesser kudu with very good horns1844 Lesser kudu with very good horns

Reticulated giraffe1845 Reticulated giraffe

1846 Lesser kudu1846 Lesser kudu

1847 Lesser kudu female1847 Lesser kudu female