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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Reptiles and Rivers (October)

Nile crocodile soaking up the heat1898 Nile crocodile soaking up the heat

The Rojowero river. You can just make out some submerged hippos in the right foreground1899 The Rojowero river. You can just make out some submerged hippos in the right foreground

Even the faster flowing parts of the Rojowero have a good population of crocodiles1900 Even the faster flowing parts of the Rojowero have a good population of crocodiles

To the right of the Goliath heron is an African finfoot. This is the only photo I have of one of these secretive birds1901 To the right of the Goliath heron is an African finfoot. This is the only photo I have of one of these secretive birds

Female red-headed agama lizard1902 Female red-headed agama lizard

Male red-headed agama lizard. Males display by nodding their heads up and down1903 Male red-headed agama lizard. Males display by nodding their heads up and down

1904 A turtle sunbathing on a hippo's backA turtle sunbathing on a hippo's back

Turtle at the side of a small stream1905 Turtle at the side of a small stream

Even small streams like this will support plenty of turtles 1906 Even small streams like this will support plenty of turtles

At this time of year the Ura is a sand river1907 At this time of year the Ura is a sand river

The Ura river by Elsa's grave1908 The Ura river by Elsa's grave

Large lizard, species unknown to me1909 Large lizard, species unknown to me

African rock python under a bush after having eaten an antelope whole1910 African rock python under a bush after having eaten an antelope whole

The rock python stayed under the bush for three days after eating its meal1911 The rock python stayed under the bush for three days after eating its meal

A ford at one of the many rivers crossing the park. The rivers are vital in providing water all year round1912 A ford at one of the many rivers crossing the park. The rivers are vital in providing water all year round

A tributary of the Murera river1913 A tributary of the Murera river

Nile monitors are often found on the river banks and are good swimmers1914 Nile monitors are often found on the river banks and are good swimmers

Savannah monitors are often seen living in termite mounds or in trees1915 Savannah monitors are often seen living in termite mounds or in trees

Nile monitor1916 Nile monitor

The open sections of the Mulika river near the airstrip have high concentrations of game like these waterbuck along them1917 The open sections of the Mulika river near the airstrip have high concentrations of game like these waterbuck along them

The Tana river at Adamson's falls. It rises in the Aberdares west of Nyeri and is Kenya's biggest river at 1000 kms longThe Tana river at Adamson's falls. It rises in the Aberdares west of Nyeri and is Kenya's biggest river at 1000 kms long

1919 The Tana river is the hottest place I've ever visited1919 The Tana river is the hottest place I've ever visited

A small gecko type lizard1920 A small gecko type lizard

1921 A tributary of the Bwatherongi river in the rhino sanctuary1921 A tributary of the Bwatherongi river in the rhino sanctuary