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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Tarangire Birds and Scenery

Tarangire in the wet season showing the lush growth of grass which attracts the elephants324 Tarangire in the wet season showing the lush growth of grass which attracts the elephants

A beautiful African hoopoe325 A beautiful African hoopoe

The ostrich can sprint at speeds up to 60kph326 The ostrich can sprint at speeds up to 60kph

The white-headed vulture is the most solitary and least common of the larger vultures327 The white-headed vulture is the most solitary and least common of the larger vultures

A happy pair of yellow-collared lovebirds328 A happy pair of yellow-collared lovebirds

Looking across the Tarangire river valley329 Looking across the Tarangire river valley

Lots of elephant families gather in Tarangire National Park330 Lots of elephant families gather in Tarangire National Park

Superb starlings are common throughtout the Northern Tanzania Parks331 Superb starlings are common throughtout the Northern Tanzania Parks

Little bee-eater332 Little bee-eater

Helmeted guinea fowl were generally found in noisy flocks333 Helmeted guinea fowl were generally found in noisy flocks

Northern white-crowned shrikes were often seen foraging on the ground334 Northern white-crowned shrikes were often seen foraging on the ground

Elephants drinking in the Tarangire river335 Elephants drinking in the Tarangire river

336 Several types of bee-eater were common in the Park including the Madagascar bee-eater seen here336 Several types of bee-eater were common in the Park including the Madagascar bee-eater seen here

A lone elephant in the Tarangire river337 A lone elephant in the Tarangire river

Panoramic view of Tarangire National Park338 Panoramic view of Tarangire National Park

The Silale Swamp is a major reservoir for the Tarangire river339 The Silale swamp is a major reservoir for the Tarangire river

A termite mound on the edge of the swamp. They were abundant throughout Tarangire. Some were 5 or 6 metres high340 A termite mound on the edge of the swamp. They were abundant throughout Tarangire. Some were 5 or 6 metres high

Elephants crossing the Silale swamp341 Elephants crossing the Silale swamp

The white-bellied go-away-bird sat in the tree and lived up to its name342 The white-bellied go-away-bird sat in the tree and lived up to its name

A small mixed sex group of bohor reedbuck343 A small mixed sex group of bohor reedbuck

Some say the call of the ring-necked dove sounds like 'Drink-laa-ger drink-laa-ger'344 Some say the call of the ring-necked dove sounds like 'Drink-laa-ger drink-laa-ger'

The European roller visits Tanzania from October to April345 The European roller visits Tanzania from October to April

More Winter migrants in the form of these European Storks346 More Winter Migrants in the form of these European storks

Looking South along the Great Rift valley escarpment with Lake Manyara in the distance347 Looking South along the Great Rift valley escarpment with Lake Manyara in the distance