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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Ruaha Mammals III (June)

A huge dark maned lion in top class condition strolled past our car without even sparing us a glance824 A huge dark maned lion in top class condition strolled past our car without even sparing us a glance

The stripes on the Crawshay's zebra continue right under the belly and down the legs to the hooves825 The stripes on the Crawshay's zebra continue right under the belly and down the legs to the hooves

Having eaten his fill this lion was heading to the river for a drink826 Having eaten his fill this lion was heading to the river for a drink

An elephant mother and calf in perfect morning light827 An elephant mother and calf in perfect morning light

Mother and calf on the sand river looking for somewhere to dig a well828 Mother and calf on the sand river looking for somewhere to dig a well

An incredibly shy and little seen lesser kudu. I had time for one quick snap before they bolted829 An incredibly shy and little seen lesser kudu. I had time for one quick snap before they bolted

These impalas were focused on some jackals. One can be seen behind the herd830 These impalas were focused on some jackals. One can be seen behind the herd

A very pretty giraffe831 A very pretty giraffe

Maasai giraffes are extremely common in Ruaha but many are suffering from a newly discovered skin disease on their legs832 Maasai giraffes are extremely common in Ruaha but many are suffering from a newly discovered skin disease on their legs

Elephants crossing the Ruaha833 Elephants crossing the Ruaha

A hippo caught out of the water834 A hippo caught out of the water

More elephants crossing the river835 More elephants crossing the river

Impalas at the water's edge836 Impalas at the water's edge

Kirk's dikdiks are very common837 Kirk's dikdiks are very common

838 Having crossed the river the elephants head off into the bush838 Having crossed the river the elephants head off into the bush

The leopard's camouflage is especially effective at this time of year839 The leopard's camouflage is especially effective at this time of year

This shot of a leopard crossing the road in front of us was taken from a video840 This shot of a leopard crossing the road in front of us was taken from a video

The leopard is the most beautiful of all animals841 The leopard is the most beautiful of all animals

A baboon mother cares for her own infant and another's842 A baboon mother cares for her own infant and another's

He is waiting for one of the others to throw some fruit down843 He is waiting for one of the others to throw some fruit down

844 A fairly old (dark) giraffe by the Ruaha River844 A fairly old (dark) giraffe by the Ruaha River

The impala takes advantage of the waterhole before  summer dries it up845 The impala takes advantage of the waterhole before summer dries it up

846 The size of those feet...846 The size of those feet...

Giraffes keeping a lookout for trouble847 Giraffes keeping a lookout for trouble