Sunday Nature Stills – 12/23/2018

I photographed this lioness in the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania.  It was mid-day, and several lionesses of a small pride came very close to us to take advantage of some rare shade.  They looked strong, lean, and healthy. I like all the subtly coloring in her fur.

P.s.  The little flies seem to be attracted to any source of water or moisture.

 

Sunday Nature Stills – 11/15/2015

These two healthy Impala were part of a relatively large herd that I photographed near the Tarangire River in the Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa.  Tarangire is a beautiful place with valleys of tall savannah trees, lush undergrowth, and tall grass. It seemed a bit like the Garden of Eden.

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We had briefly seen a leopard in the area, and the Impala herd was a little agitated and carefully keeping watch for the leopard.  Shortly after taking this photograph, the leopard leapt out of the grass, quickly pounced on one of the Impala, and just a quickly, they both disappeared into the tall grass.  The herd, scattered a bit, regrouped around the young, and waited for a minute before reluctantly moving away.

We quietly stayed in the area and watched for signs of the leopard.  After about half an hour of waiting, we spotted the leopard in a large nearby tree resting after the kill.  It was interesting to see how quickly all the animals reacted and likewise how quickly they relaxed and went back to normal.

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Sunday Nature Stills – 10/20/2013

Theme: Wildlife

1-Looking down on a circling Galapagos Shark, North Shore Oahu
2-Young Elephant Seal sunning, California Coast
3-Coastal Brown Bear couple, Alaska
4-Hiding Cowtail Stingray, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
5-Hunting Lioness, Serengeti, Tanzania

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