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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Ngorongoro Crater and Highlands (February)

Ngorongoro crater from the rim showing Lake Magadi360 Ngorongoro crater from the rim showing Lake Magadi

The forested slopes of the Ngorongoro crater361 The forested slopes of the Ngorongoro crater

Ngorongoro crater showing the Western descent road at the back362 Ngorongoro crater showing the Western descent road at the back

Wildlife on the crater floor363 Wildlife on the crater floor

Zebra foal364 Zebra foal

Lesser flamingos on the soda Lake Magadi in Ngorongoro crater365 Lesser flamingos on the soda Lake Magadi in Ngorongoro crater

Coke's Hartebeeste standing sentinel. There is a very high density of predators in the crater366 Coke's Hartebeeste standing sentinel. There is a very high density of predators in the crater

A spotted hyaena on the prowl looking for a baby wildebeeste367 A spotted hyaena on the prowl looking for a baby wildebeeste

A highly endangered black rhinoceros368 A highly endangered black rhinoceros

Ngorongoro is the best place in Tanzania to have a chance of seeing a black rhino369 Ngorongoro is the best place in Tanzania to have a chance of seeing a black rhino

Buffalos are common in the crater370 Buffalos are common in the crater

The eland is the heaviest antelope371 The eland is the heaviest antelope

Abdim's storks are common in Northern Tanzania372 Abdim's storks are common in Northern Tanzania

Perhaps their heads are just too heavy373 Perhaps their heads are just too heavy

The dainty little Thompson's gazelles are all over the short grass plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area374 The dainty little Thompson's gazelles are all over the short grass plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Thompson's gazelle has very striking markings375 The Thompson's gazelle has very striking markings

Zebras and Wildebeeste with Elephants in the swamp behind376 Zebras and Wildebeeste with Elephants in the swamp behind

Profile of a Grant's gazelle377 Profile of a Grant's gazelle

Grant's gazelle buck sticking to his small territory378 Grant's gazelle buck sticking to his small territory

Buffalo herd. Buffalo are becoming more numerous in the Ngorongoro crater379 Buffalo herd. Buffalo are becoming more numerous in the Ngorongoro crater

There are a few hippos resident in the crater380 There are a few hippos resident in the crater

A Maasai village in the Ngorongoro highlands. The Maasai and their cattle and goats coexist with the wildlife381 A Maasai village in the Ngorongoro highlands. The Maasai and their cattle and goats coexist with the wildlife

The secretary bird is an extraordinary long legged raptor adapted to hunting snakes382 The secretary bird is an extraordinary long legged raptor adapted to hunting snakes

383 The winding road across the Ngorongoro highlands to the Serengeti plains383 The winding road across the Ngorongoro highlands to the Serengeti plains