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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

NCA and Southeast Serengeti Mammals (February)

A black-backed jackal out on the Serengeti plain400 A black-backed jackal out on the Serengeti plain

The leopard was hard to see as it relaxed in the tree waiting for darkness to fall401 The leopard was hard to see as it relaxed in the tree waiting for darkness to fall

402 Thirsty wildebeeste were amassing near to the river at Ndutu402 Thirsty wildebeeste were amassing near to the river at Ndutu

There are an estimated 1.8 million wildebeeste and 500 thousand zebras on the Great Migration around the Serengeti403 There are an estimated 1.8 million wildebeeste and 500 thousand zebras on the Great Migration around the Serengeti

The wildebeeste of Northern Tanzania and Kenya are also known as white-bearded gnu404 The wildebeeste of Northern Tanzania and Kenya are also known as white-bearded gnu

Spotted hyaenas are always shadowing the migrating herds405 Spotted hyaenas are always shadowing the migrating herds

Cheetahs taking it easy in the shade of an acacia406 Cheetahs taking it easy in the shade of an acacia

407 Mixed groups of Thompson's and Grant's gazelles were often seen407 Mixed groups of Thompson's and Grant's gazelles were often seen

Spotted hyaena pups waking up in the late afternoon408 Spotted hyaena pups waking up in the late afternoon

Plains zebras drinking from the river at Ndutu409 Plains zebras drinking from the river at Ndutu

Zebras enjoying a morning drink410 Zebras enjoying a morning drink

Current research points to zebras being black animals with white stripes411 Current research points to zebras being black animals with white stripes

A pair of Kirk's dikdik. Legend says that if one is killed the other will die of a broken heart within 24 hours412 A pair of Kirk's dikdik. Legend says that if one is killed the other will die of a broken heart within 24 hours

This baby wildebeeste is only about 5 minutes old and has stood up for the first time. They can run within 20 minutes413 This baby wildebeeste is only about 5 minutes old and has stood up for the first time. They can run within 20 minutes

Band of brothers. The young lions are about 2 1/2 years old and have not grown full manes yet414 Band of brothers. The young lions are about 2 1/2 years old and have not grown full manes yet

He is a King in waiting415 He is a King in waiting

Portrait of a cheetah416 Portrait of a cheetah

Built for speed but luckily for the unwary zebra they re not hunting417 Built for speed but luckily for the unwary zebra they re not hunting

This little antelope is a steenbok, they are quite common but often overlooked418 This little antelope is a steenbok, they are quite common but often overlooked

Eland in the Serengeti are very shy and so we often only got a rear view of them as they ran off419 Eland in the Serengeti are very shy and so we often only got a rear view of them as they ran off

Grant's gazelle buck on the short grass plain420 Grant's gazelle buck on the short grass plain

Maasai giraffes are found wherever there are lots of acacias for them to browse421 Maasai giraffes are found wherever there are lots of acacias for them to browse

422 The lionesses had brought the wildebeeste down earlier but waited till the cooler late afternoon to eat422 The lionesses had brought the wildebeeste down earlier

423 The hyaena just needed to cool off423 The hyaena just needed to cool off