East Africa : Photos

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Black Rhino Eating II

Lewa Downs
Kenya
East Africa

This black rhino is feeding on the small bush with the green leaves below him, and not on the grass in Lewa Downs Conservancy in Kenya. Tagging along with him are three oxpeckers.

Black rhinos are browsers that get most of their sustenance from eating trees and bushes. They use their lips to pluck leaves and fruit from the branches. White rhinos graze on grasses, walking with their enormous heads and squared lips lowered to the ground.

Except for females and their offspring, black rhinos are solitary. Females reproduce only every two and a half to five years. Their single calf does not live on its own until it is about three years old.

Black rhinos feed at night and during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. Under the hot African sun, they take cover by lying in the shade. Rhinos are also wallowers. They often find a suitable water hole and roll in its mud, coating their skin with a natural bug repellent and sun block.

Rhinos have sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell. They may find one another by following the trail of scent each enormous animal leaves behind it on the landscape.

The black rhino once roamed most of sub-Saharan Africa, but today is on the verge of extinction due to poaching fueled by commercial demand. Approximately 3,100 individuals left.

The black rhinoceros is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List and is listed on Appendix I of CITES.

Another two images of the rhino can be seen in the first comment section.




Yawning lioness!

Photo taken at Masai Mara, Kenya!

Life isn't easy being a lioness mother! She just came for a group of lionesses to pick up het cub. The cub can been seen behind her left feet! She had four cubs, three of them hiding in the bushes at some distance!

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Mother Cheetah and Youngsters Feeding

Lewa Downs
Kenya
East Africa

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After a mother cheetah lets her youngsters chase down an impala, the mother feeds on the kill after letting the youngsters feed first.

Another image showing the chase can be seen in the first comment section.




Lion Just After Waking Up

Masai Mara National Park
Kenya
East Africa

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When I first came upon this lion, he was asleep. He then woke up and stretched his muscles. This image was taken just before he stood up and walked away.

For information on lions visit- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion




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Winding Cisticola (Cisticola galactotes suahelicus)

Common in reeds, sedges and rank vegetation near water.

Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, East Africa.




Young Kwegu girls going back to their village - Jeunes Kwegus repartant dans leur village

On the western bank of the Omo river - the wilder one - The Kwegus are one of the most isolated tribes in Ethiopia. After we met, the little girls went back singing and dancing to their small village.

Sur la rive Ouest de la rivière Omo - la plus difficile d'accès- les Kwegus sont l'une des ethnies les plus isolées d'Ethiopie.Après notre rencontre, les petites filles sont reparties dans leur village en dansant et chantant.




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