Southern Africa, 2010

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Warthog kneeling to graze. Photographed near our sleeping quarters in the grounds of Okapuka Lodge, Namibia.


Common waterbuck youngster feeding from its mother. Antelope from our evening game drive at Okapuka lodge, Namibia.


White rhinoceros in the Okapuka Lodge reserve, Namibia.


A lonely live tree in the southern Namibia desert.


African elephant, Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. It appears to be resting its trunk on a tusk.


Kirk's dik-dik. This small antelope is ultra-cute even by antelope standards.


Our guide said that the older impala, on the left, was teaching the young one how to fight. On another occasion, we did see impalas rushing at each other with their heads down and horns ready for action but this image shows a more gentle scene. Etosha National Park, northern Namibia.


Giraffe suckling. Etosha National Park, northern Namibia.


We were introduced to this resident who appeared to be a leader or elder of the crowded poorly serviced area we walked through in Maputo. We were allowed to walk through the area, in return for a donation to improve their facilities. This man may have been responsible for arranging that with the residents as a whole. I wonder what his life has been like through all the upheavals and now independence for Mozambique. Maputo, Mozambique.


This is image 92 further cropped to 1489x972 pixels. Expressive eyes for a monkey! Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa.


Hippopotamus. This was quite far away (the image is heavily cropped) but it was good to see one in daylight. Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa.


African buffalo. Another of the 'Big 5' that we were supposed to see. We had already seen elephant, lion and rhino. After the buffalo we still had leopard to go. The following day we struck lucky. Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa.


Now its woken up! This yawn was pretty terrifying. The leopard completely ignored our vehicle, as if it were a tree, thanks to 60 years of preservation efforts in the greater Kruger region. This image was taken with the 400mm lens and is not cropped except for a little at the sides. The leopard came so close that I couldn't see it for a while because I was sitting on the other side of the vehicle (no, I was not allowed to move). Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa. This was shot at 1/160 sec f/6.3 ISO 800 handheld. Thank goodness for image stabilisation.


Family group near the giraffe they and their companions had killed. Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa. Taken, by Iris, at 70 mm focal length on her Canon 450d. Cropped from 4272x2848 pixels to 3546x1928 pixels.


Lion not about to share his giraffe. Kirkman's Camp, Sabi Sands, South Africa.

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