Giraffes

Note the bird in (on?) the giraffe’s mouth.

Giraffes

Giraffes

A horizontal neck.

Giraffe

Giraffe

The giraffe is a male based on the top knots.

Giraffe portrait

Giraffe portrait

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Lioness in the Serengeti

Lioness in the Serengeti

Lioness in the Serengeti

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Cheetahs eating breakfast

One morning we came upon two cheetahs. They had just killed their prey, a wildebeest and eaten their full.

Pair of cheetahs

Pair of cheetahs

Cheetahs' prey with cheetahs in background

Cheetahs’ prey with cheetahs in background

Cheetah

Cheetah

Cheetah

Cheetah

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Lioness Kills a Wildebeest

We spent several hours watching a lioness in a tree. She would alternate between sleeping and watching zebra and wildebeest walk by. Then she started moving around on the tree limb when they walked by. And finally she pounced upon one. It took about ten seconds until the beast was down.

Lioness looking at prey.

Lioness looking at prey.

Hmm, so much to choose from.

Hmm, so much to choose from.

Getting ready.

Getting ready.

Lioness pouncing upon wildebeest.

Lioness pouncing upon wildebeest.

Lioness after partly eating prey.

Lioness after partly eating prey.

A belly full of wildebeest.

A belly full of wildebeest.

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Black Rhinoceroses

Black rhinoceroses are endangered worldwide. The rhinoceroses in the Serengeti are now protected 24/7 by rangers and aerial surveillance, but there are still very few left. We spent several days driving and searching for rhinoceroses. We were fortunate and eventually spotted two, a mother and child. Note the ox-pecker bird.

Black rhino in the Serengeti

Black rhino in the Serengeti.

Black rhinoceroses in the Serengeti.

Black rhinoceroses in the Serengeti.

Black rhino in the Serengeti

Black rhino in the Serengeti

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An Elephants Tail

An elephants tail.

An elephants tail.

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Zebras

Zebras

Zebras

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