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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Selous Mammals III (July)

A hippo watches the boat drift downstream on the Rufiji1025 A hippo watches the boat drift downstream on the Rufiji

Warthog on its knees using a bony plate in its mouth to help dig for roots1026 Warthog on its knees using a bony plate in its mouth to help dig for roots

Perfect habitat for impalas1027 Perfect habitat for impalas

Giraffic Park1028 Giraffic Park

Pods of hippos abound in the lakes connecting to the Rufiji1029 Pods of hippos abound in the lakes connecting to the Rufiji

Elephant family heading to the river. 80% of Selous elephants have been poached in the last few years1030 Elephant family heading to the river. 80% of Selous elephants have been poached in the last few years

The family straggler1031 The family straggler

Common waterbuck making a half hearted attempt to fight1032 Common waterbuck making a half hearted attempt to fight

Common waterbuck showing the identifying circle on its rump1033 Common waterbuck showing the identifying circle on its rump

All very interesting for a waterbuck calf1034 All very interesting for a waterbuck calf

A family of warthogs1035 A family of warthogs

1036 The zebras in Selous were very skittish, possibly due to hunting1036 The zebras in Selous were very skittish, possibly due to hunting

A very dark old wildebeeste, or brindled gnu1037 A very dark old wildebeeste, or brindled gnu

Wildebeeste on the run. There are no massive herds in Selous, unlike the Serengeti1038 Wildebeeste on the run. There are no massive herds in Selous, unlike the Serengeti

Beautifully posed in the late afternoon sunshine1039 Beautifully posed in the late afternoon sunshine

Two bulls chasing a cow1040 Two bulls chasing a cow

Hippos caught by surprise out of the water1041 Hippos caught by surprise out of the water

Waterbuck watching us pass by in our boat1042 Waterbuck watching us pass by in our boat

Hippos really are huge and pretty scary when you are in a small boat1043 Hippos really are huge and pretty scary when you are in a small boat

A greater kudu1044 A greater kudu

Kudus are browsers and are at home in thick bush like this1045 Kudus are browsers and are at home in thick bush like this

Lovely little squirrel1046 Lovely little squirrel

Giraffe with attendant oxpecker. Giraffes can thousands of ticks1047 Giraffe with attendant oxpecker. Giraffes can harbour thousands of ticks

1048 The old wildebeeste has teamed up with some impalas for company1048 The old wildebeeste has teamed up with some impalas for company