DPP_0039

Male & Female Giraffe

The giraffe, a mammal native to Africa, is the world’s tallest land animal. Giraffes are herbivores who use their long, black, prickly tongues to grasp and remove leaves, flowers and fruits from tall trees and other vegetation. Several ways to identify a male giraffe from […]

Leave a comment
1N2A8875

Black bellied bustard

The word bustard (from the French word bistard) has its origin in the Latin words avis tarda meaning “slow bird”.These birds have distinctive long legs and necks which enable them to see over tall grass. Taken at Amboseli National park, Kenya

Leave a comment
1N2A8434

Mountain Gorilla

One of my favourite animal, where I got an opportunity to be up close and personal….One of the endangered species on earth, mountain gorillas are mainly found in Uganda, Rwanada & Congo in the Virunga mountain range and Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Having a view of […]

Leave a comment
1N2A5585

Monitor lizard

The Nile monitor lizard is the largest lizard in Africa. Because they eat crocodile eggs, Nile monitors are often seen near crocodile nesting sites. This was taken in Chobe ,Botswana where it was coming towards a dead fish.

Leave a comment
1N2A5193

Leopard look

Leopards are astoundingly strong, solitary animals and strong swimmers. The leopard is the most elusive and secretive of the large felids. They are extremely difficult to trace and locate in the wild. I took this shot just before this leopard hiding in the bush. It […]

1 comment
1N2A7776

Mother & young ones

  A group of ostriches is a pride or a flock, and they live in small herds that typically contain less than a dozen birds. The flightless ostrich is the world’s largest bird and it is mainly found in the African savannah as well as […]

Leave a comment
IMG_3163

Cheetah portrait

Have a great week ahead…Looking straight into the camera..The cheetah was at my arm’s length distance in Masai Mara, Kenya..When he looked at me(the camera), i was frozen but took an instant click to preserve this moment…

Leave a comment
1N2A8057

Gazelle stot

Thomson’s gazelles are found mainly in Tanzania and Kenya, and there’s a small population in southern Sudan. They form herds of up to 200 individuals, but form much looser groups while migrating. Like other gazelles they perform ‘stotting’ or ‘pronking’ when alarmed by a predator. […]

2 comments
1N2A8141

Curiosity

Cheetah prowling..The curious expression in his face shows that he is upto something mischievous!!! He was about to mock chase a herd of wildebeests. — at Amboseli National park,Kenya

2 comments
1N2A9549

Impala staring

Males are known as rams, while females are referred to as ewes and have no horns. Male impalas have Lyre-shaped and ringed horns, up to 75cm long. The male’s horns can take many years to reach full length, which is why young animals are unlikely […]

Leave a comment
1N2A7910-001

Elephant dusting

This was taken near the swamp in Amboseli National park, Kenya.Elephants fling dust to keep themselves cool and free of pests. Though they are rough to touch, their skin is very sensitive.Mud is actually very affective at blocking UV radiation and heat, which elephants find […]

2 comments
1N2A9450

Laughing hyena

These are a pair of spotted hyena.In spite of their reputation as cowardly scavengers, spotted hyenas are actually highly interesting and intelligent animals. They are efficient hunters that can bring down such large animals as buffalos and zebras. Powerful teeth and jaws enable them to crush […]

2 comments
1N2A1560

Scent Marking

Good Morning…Scent marking by lions plays an important role in territorial advertising. Male lions will back up against some convenient vegetation and eject squirts and spray of pungent smelling urine against the foliage. The strong odour has a lingering quality which can be detected even […]

1 comment
1N2A0194

Survival of the fittest

Hello bloggers, I am back after my Kenyan safari to Amboseli and Masai Mara with lots of stories and pictures. Today am going to post some of my pictures on the wildebeest crossing in Masai Mara river.This was the ultimate spectacle which I witnessed during […]

5 comments
IMG_3965

Magical Masai Mara

Good morning friends…My Kenyan safari starts from tomorrow for a week…I was reminded of the last year Mara trip and thought of posting this today….The action packed Mara is always full of surprises….Am on a safari to Amboseli NP and Masai Mara for a week. […]

1 comment
1N2A4866

Giraffe feeding

This Giraffe is licking the ground for salt and mineral deposits.He has to bend his knees to enable his long neck to reach down to the ground. Taken at Chobe national park,Botswana

2 comments
1N2A7385

Nubian vulture

Good morning friends. This is a lappet faced vulture or a Nubian vulture taken at Chobe national park,Botswana,Africa.It is a large bird with a heavy bald head and massive brown bill. It has mainly dark feathers and is easily identified by its bare pink head and […]

2 comments
1N2A6450

Embrace

I took this shot in Chobe National Park during a recent safari to the place in Botswana. There were 5 young male lions resting during the hot day when suddenly the mother walked by near them. One of the cubs sprang up and started embracing […]

2 comments
1N2A6216

Sunset

Good evening..Sunset at Chobe river with elephants grazing at the background. Cormorant silhouette over a log in Chobe national Park,Botswana

1 comment