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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Selous Scenery and Sunsets II (July)

With less elephants in the park ripping up the young acacias much of the open space is reverting to dense bush1101 With less elephants in the park ripping up the young acacias much of the open space is reverting to dense bush

An unbelievably good Selous Sunset1102 An unbelievably good Selous Sunset

The shallow lakes form ideal homes for pods of hippopotamuses1103 The shallow lakes form ideal homes for pods of hippopotamuses

The wide expanse of the Rufiji river carrying lots of plant material from its eroded banks1104 The wide expanse of the Rufiji river carrying lots of plant material from its eroded banks

Impala buck often set up their territories in open spaces like this1105 Impala buck often set up their territories in open spaces like this

Bee-eaters have formed a colony in the exposed sandy bank at the left1106 Bee-eaters have formed a colony in the exposed sandy bank at the left

There is a lot of mixed terminalia and acacia wooland1107 There is a lot of mixed terminalia and acacia wooland

Great contrasting colours in this Sunset1108 Great contrasting colours in this Sunset

The high water mark can be seen on the tree trunk. As the water recedes a wide muddy plain rapidly dries out1109 The high water mark can be seen on the tree trunk. As the water recedes a wide muddy plain rapidly dries out

The wide open space at the lakeside provides some temporary grazing until the moisture evaporates1110 The wide open space at the lakeside provides some temporary grazing until the moisture evaporates

A silver Sunset1111 A silver Sunset

Islands out on the lake make relatively safe nest sites for herons and other birds1112 Islands out on the lake make relatively safe nest sites for herons and other birds

A view across the lake1113 A view across the lake

The perfect spot to stop for Sundowners1114 The perfect spot to stop for Sundowners

There is a pied kingfisher high up in the tree1115 There is a pied kingfisher high up in the tree

Weaver bird nests in a leadwood tree1116 Weaver bird nests in a leadwood tree

A pink and gold Sunrise1117 A pink and gold Sunrise

The savannah grass is already dying back1118 The savannah grass is already dying back

Over 2000 species of plants grow in Selous1119 Over 2000 species of plants grow in Selous

020 The white bark of the dead tree stands out well1120 The white bark of the dead tree stands out well

The animals like the visibility of the open areas near the lake shore1121 The animals like the visibility of the open areas near the lake shore

Fish eagle on lookout1122 Fish eagle on lookout

The huge bole of a dead borassus palm in the main river channel1123 The huge bole of a dead borassus palm in the main river channel

You can clearly see that the exposed lake bed is quckly drying out1124 You can clearly see that the exposed lake bed is quckly drying out