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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Ruaha Scenery and Sunsets I (September)

A Family of elephants seek shade in the parched Ruaha savannah049 A Family of elephants seek shade in the parched Ruaha savannah

Flat topped acacias in the Ruaha river valley050 Flat topped acacias in the Ruaha river valley

In early September the flow of the Great Ruaha river is much reduced. From April to June it would flow right across here051 In early September the flow of the Great Ruaha river is much reduced. From April to June it would flow right across here

Gallery forest at the side of the Ruaha river052 Gallery forest at the side of the Ruaha river

Dry grassy savannah053 Dry grassy savannah

African red Sunset054 A memorable African red Sunset

Ruaha is renowned as one of the best places in Africa to see baobabs055 Ruaha is renowned as one of the best places in Africa to see baobabs

Aerial view of Ruaha056 Aerial view of Ruaha

A huge Baobab, its trunk has been deeply gouged by elephants in search of the water it holds057 A huge Baobab, its trunk has been deeply gouged by elephants in search of the water it holds

The Park is underlain by gGranite which produces the poor soils. Hyraxes colonise the outcrops. Spot the agama Lizard!058 The Park is underlain by gGranite which produces the poor soils. Hyraxes colonise the outcrops. Spot the agama Lizard!

Giraffe and banded mongoose in the gallery forest059 Giraffe and banded mongoose in the gallery forest

False ivory palms in the late afternoon060 False ivory palms in the late afternoon

A beautiful sunset in Ruaha061 A beautiful sunset in Ruaha

This baobab was hollow and for years was used as a base for poachers062 This baobab was hollow and for years was used as a base for poachers

Elephants making their way to the Mwagusi sand river for an evening drink063 Elephants making their way to the Mwagusi sand river for an evening drink

View across the sand river064 View across the sand river

A full pride of lions resting in the sand of the dry river bed in the late afternoon065 A full pride of lions resting in the sand of the dry river bed in the late afternoon

View of the Ruaha river valley066 View of the Ruaha river valley

Indigo Sunset067 Indigo Sunset

Sunset over the Ruaha river. In a few more weeks this trickle will stop until it rains in November068 Sunset over the Ruaha river. In a few more weeks this trickle will stop until it rains in November

Sunset over the escarpment069 Sunset over the escarpment

Camping Tanzania style! No roughing it here and it was great to wake to the sound of lions roaring down by the river070 Camping Tanzania style! No roughing it here and it was great to wake to the sound of lions roaring down by the river

Wild flower071 Wild flower

The bottle brush flower held lots of water at its base and was a favourite food of the browsers072 The bottle brush flower held lots of water at its base and was a favourite food of the browsers