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Dune 45 Sossusvlei

Namibia, Southern Africa




Southern Giraffe

Giraffa giraffa giraffa...Kruger NP., SA




Canopy Transect

Packing-Light posted a photo:

Canopy Transect




Morning Monkey

Packing-Light posted a photo:

Morning Monkey




Mantenga Drums

Packing-Light posted a photo:

Mantenga Drums




Swazi High Kick

Packing-Light posted a photo:

Swazi High Kick




Ezulwini Valley

Packing-Light posted a photo:

Ezulwini Valley




Pelican take off

Great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

In the Atlantic swells off Walvis Bay, Namibia




White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest of the five species weighing 1,800 – 2,700 kilograms and standing 1.5 – 1.8 meters at the shoulder. Among terrestrial mammals, it is only surpassed in size by the African and Asian elephant. White rhino males are larger than females. Calves are born weighing 65 kilograms. The white rhinoceros can be differentiated from the black by the longer skull, less sharply defined forehead and more pronounced shoulder hump. The white rhino is also called the square-lipped rhinoceros because of its broad, square upper lip, which it uses for grazing. The front horn is larger than the back horn and averages 60 – 150 centimetres in length. White rhinoceros is not actually white, but slate or brownish-grey, like the black rhinoceros. The reference is likely resulted from a mistranslation of the Afrikaner word for wide (referring to the wide mouth). The white rhino, like other rhino species, has poor vision but good hearing and a very good sense of smell on which it depends.




White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest of the five species weighing 1,800 – 2,700 kilograms and standing 1.5 – 1.8 meters at the shoulder. Among terrestrial mammals, it is only surpassed in size by the African and Asian elephant. White rhino males are larger than females. Calves are born weighing 65 kilograms. The white rhinoceros can be differentiated from the black by the longer skull, less sharply defined forehead and more pronounced shoulder hump. The white rhino is also called the square-lipped rhinoceros because of its broad, square upper lip, which it uses for grazing. The front horn is larger than the back horn and averages 60 – 150 centimetres in length. White rhinoceros is not actually white, but slate or brownish-grey, like the black rhinoceros. The reference is likely resulted from a mistranslation of the Afrikaner word for wide (referring to the wide mouth). The white rhino, like other rhino species, has poor vision but good hearing and a very good sense of smell on which it depends.




White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest of the five species weighing 1,800 – 2,700 kilograms and standing 1.5 – 1.8 meters at the shoulder. Among terrestrial mammals, it is only surpassed in size by the African and Asian elephant. White rhino males are larger than females. Calves are born weighing 65 kilograms. The white rhinoceros can be differentiated from the black by the longer skull, less sharply defined forehead and more pronounced shoulder hump. The white rhino is also called the square-lipped rhinoceros because of its broad, square upper lip, which it uses for grazing. The front horn is larger than the back horn and averages 60 – 150 centimetres in length. White rhinoceros is not actually white, but slate or brownish-grey, like the black rhinoceros. The reference is likely resulted from a mistranslation of the Afrikaner word for wide (referring to the wide mouth). The white rhino, like other rhino species, has poor vision but good hearing and a very good sense of smell on which it depends.





Cape Town, Sep 2017




Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus)

Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Description: The overall plumage of this species is finely barred with black and white; a dark face highlights the yellow eye-ring; bill and legs red. Sexes are similar, with males being slightly larger and spurred. Habitat: Dry scrubland savanna and floodplains.




Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus)

Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Description: The overall plumage of this species is finely barred with black and white; a dark face highlights the yellow eye-ring; bill and legs red. Sexes are similar, with males being slightly larger and spurred. Habitat: Dry scrubland savanna and floodplains.




Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus)

Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Description: The overall plumage of this species is finely barred with black and white; a dark face highlights the yellow eye-ring; bill and legs red. Sexes are similar, with males being slightly larger and spurred. Habitat: Dry scrubland savanna and floodplains.




Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus)

Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Description: The overall plumage of this species is finely barred with black and white; a dark face highlights the yellow eye-ring; bill and legs red. Sexes are similar, with males being slightly larger and spurred. Habitat: Dry scrubland savanna and floodplains.




Xenopus laevis

Locally referred to as the "platanna", the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is a water-dependent species of frog which occurs throughout a very wide range of habitats in Southern Africa and can be found in all kinds of water bodies.

In certain places across the globe they have formed invasive populations, due to heavy export of this species from South Africa to countries across the world for lab testing.

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.
14th October 2017.




Acanthocercus atricollis

The Southern tree agama (Acanthocercus atricollis) is an arboreal species of agamid, the largest to occur in southern Africa.

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.
15th October 2017.




White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest of the five species weighing 1,800 – 2,700 kilograms and standing 1.5 – 1.8 meters at the shoulder. Among terrestrial mammals, it is only surpassed in size by the African and Asian elephant. White rhino males are larger than females. Calves are born weighing 65 kilograms. The white rhinoceros can be differentiated from the black by the longer skull, less sharply defined forehead and more pronounced shoulder hump. The white rhino is also called the square-lipped rhinoceros because of its broad, square upper lip, which it uses for grazing. The front horn is larger than the back horn and averages 60 – 150 centimetres in length. White rhinoceros is not actually white, but slate or brownish-grey, like the black rhinoceros. The reference is likely resulted from a mistranslation of the Afrikaner word for wide (referring to the wide mouth). The white rhino, like other rhino species, has poor vision but good hearing and a very good sense of smell on which it depends.




Stigmochelys pardalis

A juvenile Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) found whilst out and about at one of the picnic spots in Pilanesberg National Park.

This widespread species occurs throughout much of southern Africa in savannah areas. They are a common species and can grow to a large adult size, with juveniles such as this one being brightly marked and very, very cute!

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.
14th October 2017





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