This has to be the biggest Elephant I have ever seen in the wild! He looked soo old and wise. We wathced him as he followed the road, not concerned with the cars and the people trying their best to get a good shot of him. I would say he is over 50 years old, judging by the width of his forhead and broken off tusks. He had a sad but wise old look about him. Wish I could hug him!
If you wanna see a lot of Zebra out in the open then, Etosha Pan National Park is the place for you. They’re everywhere! If you wait for the right light, either early mornings or late afternoons are always best, you are certain to get some good shots of them interacting with one another. I shot these on a recent trip to Namibia and was up at the crack of dawn to capture that ‘perfect’ light!
I spotted these 2 Lions in the ‘Etosha Pan National Park’, they were lazing under a tree for quite some time before they came out and let me get some shots of them. They seemed to be playing ‘cat and mouse’ with the Zebra which was strange cause it looked as though they had a ‘kill’ under the tree where they were resting.
The Kalahari Desert just wouldn’t be the same without these little guys running around, scavenging and trying to catch whatever little animal they can to eat! We spotted a lot of them along the roads in ‘Etosha Pan National Park’ in Namibia and once again, thanks to getting up at 5 in the morning, the light was perfect to capture these 2 goin on about their business.
Fact : Lappet Faced Vultures do not share the good sense of smell that other Vultures have in order to find their food. This Vulture watches the other Vultures and basically scavenges off the scavengers! They have also been know to attack small, young animals and raid other birds nests for food. They are also the most powerful and aggresive of all the African Vultures and most Vultures will usually give way to them at a carcass.
These beautiful animals are also known as ships of the desert as they can go for long periods of time without drinking any water. There are 2 varients of this species of antelope, namely the Northern and Southern Gemsbok. The Northern species have a black-fringe around their ears and the Souther species have longer horns and more rounded ears. The Northern species occurs from in places with higher rainfall, such as Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya whereas, the Souther species occurs in the dry Kalahari and Namib regions of Southern Africa. I shot these 2 pictures in ‘Etosha Pan National Park’ in the northern region of Namibia.