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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Ruaha Mammals I (September)

An elephant family is seeking shade in the hottest part of the day001 An elephant family is seeking shade in the hottest part of the day

A pair of spotted hyaenas keeping alert for enemies approaching002 A pair of spotted hyaenas keeping alert for enemies approaching

Maasai giraffes are very common in Ruaha003 Maasai giraffes are very common in Ruaha

Two mother elephants and their babies feeding in the late afternoon004 Two mother elephants and their babies feeding in the late afternoon

The mother elephant keeps a close eye on her baby005 The mother elephant keeps a close eye on her baby

This elephant decided that we were close enough and started to try and intimidate us with her display006 This elephant decided that we were close enough and started to try and intimidate us with her display

A young impala buck watching us007 A young impala buck watching us

A beautiful impala buck catching the last rays of the afternoon sunshine008 A beautiful impala buck catching the last rays of the afternoon sunshine

The olive baboon definately seemed anxious about something009 The olive baboon definately seemed anxious about something

These half grown lion cubs were intent on some elephants feeding nearby010 These half grown lion cubs were intent on some elephants feeding nearby

This cub was so proud to be out with his Mum011 This cub was so proud to be out with his Mum

Lion cub out with Mum after being hidden away all day012 Lion cub out with Mum after being hidden away all day

Lioness with three cubs013 They are Masters of all they survey - at least while Mum is around

Elephant family digging water wells in the sand river bed of the Mwagusi014 Elephant family digging water wells in the sand river bed of the Mwagusi

Elephant family on the move015 Elephant family on the move

Hemingway's grey ghost - a magnificent greater kudu browsing in the bush016 Hemingway's grey ghost - a magnificent greater kudu browsing in the bush

The zebra posed for his photo. The Swahili name is "punda milia" meaning stripey donkey017 The zebra posed for his photo. The Swahili name is "punda milia" meaning stripey donkey

This was the herd leader. There were about seven hundred buffalos coming for a drink in the Mwagusi river018 This was the herd leader. There were about seven hundred buffalos coming for a drink in the Mwagusi river

The Herd rest up in the combretrums during the afternoon019 The Herd rest up in the combretrums during the afternoon

020 All this land belongs to the Lion Pride020 All this land belongs to the Lion Pride

A beautiful Lioness relaxing021 A beautiful Lioness relaxing

This is George - the pride male022 This is George - the pride male

Giraffe and buffalos on the sand river023 Giraffe and buffalos on the sand river

black-backed jackal024 black-backed jackal