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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Selous Reptiles Scenery and Sunsets I (September)

A Young Nile monitor searching for birds nests121 A Young Nile monitor searching for birds nests

This baby crocodile was about six months old122 This baby crocodile was about six months old

Nile crocodile basking on a sandbar in the Rufiji river - Selous123 Nile crocodile basking on a sandbar in the Rufiji river - Selous

Close up of Nile crocodile sunning himself on a sandbar124 Close up of Nile crocodile sunning himself on a sandbar

Crocodile on the shore of Lake Siwandu in Selous. An egret wades behind it, completely unconcerned125 Crocodile on the shore of Lake Siwandu in Selous. An egret wades behind it, completely unconcerned

Green Spider126 I wondered if this green spider would glow in the dark

Crocodile cruising in lake127 Crocodile cruising in Lake Siwandu

Huge Crocodile128 The biggest crocodile I've ever seen. At least twelve feet long. On the banks of the Rufiji in Selous

Nice dental work129 Nice dental work

Impala camp from the boat on the Rufiji river130 Impala camp from the boat on the Rufiji river

Hippo grazing at Lake Siwandu131 Hippo grazing at Lake Siwandu

The Rufiji river drains a huge are of southern and central Tanzania132 The Rufiji river drains a huge are of southern and central Tanzania

There are huge numbers of game in Selous including over thirteen thousand elephants133 There are huge numbers of game in Selous including over thirteen thousand elephants

A bend in the river with hippos and crocodiles in abundance134 A bend in the river with hippos and crocodiles in abundance

The white-fronted bee-eaters build their nest colonies in sandy cliffs like this135 The white-fronted bee-eaters build their nest colonies in sandy cliffs like this

Lake Siwandu treeline136 Lake Siwandu treeline

This is the only road to Dar Es Salaam. Not surprisingly there is virtually no traffic. All we saw was a herd of wildebeeste137 This is the only road to Dar Es Salaam. Not surprisingly there is virtually no traffic. All we saw was a herd of wildebeeste

Golden Sunset in Selous138 Golden Sunset in Selous

Gorgeous African Sunset139 Gorgeous African Sunset over the Rufiji River

The dying day140 The dying day

Classic African Sunset with borassus palms in the foreground141 Classic African Sunset with borassus palms in the foreground

Blood red African Sunset142 Blood red African Sunset

A perfect Sunset in Selous143 A perfect Sunset in Selous

The end of the day144 The end of the day