Weaver bird

A Weaver bird just about to take off …This shot was taken at lake Mburo National park, Uganda.

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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 them is not easy. One has to trek the rain forest and then look for them. 

 

Egret with elephant background

 

This is a typical sight in Chobe river, Botswana where water birds and elephants can be seen together.

 

Croc kill

 

An action shot a crocodile killing a cat fish in the Chobe river, Botswana. if you notice , a piece of meat flying the the air on the top left corner…

Hungry eyes

This lioness was hungry and looking for a hunt. She walked past our vehicle is when she turned and gave a deadly look . Taken at Chobe National park,Botswana.

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.

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 was a mid day and a hot afternoon.

 — at Chobe National Park, Botswana.

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 in other selected desert lands.A young ostrich is called a chick.This is the first time I saw a flock with young ones.

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…

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. This involves jumping repeatedly with legs stiff and back curved and landing on all fours. Stotting is thought to demonstrate to the predator the amount of energy the gazelle has and thus to forestall a long chase by telling it ‘I’m too athletic for you to catch’.

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

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 to establish a dominant position and breeding territory.

Majestic yawn

That is what is called a majestic yawn!!!! The tongue is so large hiding the canine teeth…

Stop pulling my tail..

Elephants playing with each other at Amboseli national Park. Whats your caption for this picture??

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 much less comfortable than dirt.

Scent Marking

1N2A1557 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 by humans with a relatively poorly developed sense of smell, many hours later. Hidden within the liquid urine is an amazing array of chemical compounds which in peculiar and specific arrangement convey much information interpreted and understood only by other members of the same species

Magical Masai Mara

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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. So see you all with lots more wildlife pics soon.

Mountain Gorilla

There are roughly 800 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and nearly half live in the forests of the Bwindi and Virunga in Uganda .In the thick forests of central and west Africa, troops find plentiful food for their vegetarian diet. They eat roots, shoots, fruit, wild celery, and tree bark and pulp.Taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,Uganda

Coloured eye yet colourless

Gorillas are colorblind but their other senses are very highly developed. They use gestures, body language and special vocal skills for communicating with each other.This shot was taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.

Canon 5d Markiii – Canon 100-400 mm L IS lens

It takes Two to Tango

Rothschild’s giraffe is one of the most endangered giraffe subspecies, with only a few hundred members in the wild. It is also known as the Ugandan giraffe. All of those living in the wild are in protected areas in Kenya and Uganda.This is taken at Murchison Falls National park,Uganda

Am I colourful??

Good Morning all..Have a wonderful week ahead..This is a woodland kingfisher from Jinja,Uganda. The majority of kingfishers don’t actually fish for their food, with the Woodlands Kingfisher forming part of the non-fishing group. Fish are seldom part of the Woodland’s diet. It prefers to hunt its prey from low tree branches away from water, swooping down to catch insects on the ground.