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Gnu land

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Animals. More Animals.

Gnu land

Gnu land

A herd of wildebeest kick up the dust at the edge of a waterhole.

Rapt attention

Rapt attention

A sharp shinned hawk eyes potential prey.

Plains of Africa

Plains of Africa

A buffalo heard forages across the savanah.

Herd on the move

Herd on the move

Looking for gnu pastures

Elephants on the savanah

Elephants on the savanah

A small herd moves across the Serengeti

Oxpecker

Oxpecker

A friendly perch.

Hippo pond

Hippo pond

Spa time for the bloat.

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Prayers before dinner. If you were such a favorite prey you would pray too.

Sitting post

Sitting post

Monkey stands watch for predators.

Cheetah

Cheetah

When you feel the need. The need for speed.

Looner rings

Looner rings

Just another day on the pond for this common loon.

Her majesty, Queen of the Elephants

Her majesty, Queen of the Elephants

A family group on the move.

If Tim Burton designed a bird

If Tim Burton designed a bird

Baby American coots are something only a mother could love.

Nap for gnu

Nap for gnu

A wildebeest takes a moment for a break from migration.

Stripes on the water

Stripes on the water

Zebras warily slake their thirst.

Lord of the Plain

Lord of the Plain

King of the Savannah, Apex of Predators, His Royal Highness: Lion.

Looking for Mrs. Lincoln

Looking for Mrs. Lincoln

A Lincoln sparrow looks for its mate near its nest site.

Ruppell's griffon vulture

Ruppell's griffon vulture

…and lunch. Someone has to clean up.

Hyena

Hyena

Presenter of this day’s Darwin award to the most slow and lame.

Leopard and kill

Leopard and kill

Leopard’s like to carry their kill up into a tree so they don’t have to share with the hyenas and lions.

Buzz Tail

Buzz Tail

Rattlesnake warning device.

The next generation of hyenas

The next generation of hyenas

Mom feeds the kids.

Leopard on the prowl

Leopard on the prowl

Serval

Serval

One of the less frequently seen smaller cats of the savanah.

Topi

Topi

Every herbivore must always be alert

Warthog

Warthog

Ugly but cute in a feisty way.

Zebras graze

Zebras graze

As the rains return and the grass greens up, the herbivores rejoice.

High and mighty

High and mighty

Or what the bug saw, attitude from a lizard.

Llama headshot

Llama headshot

Llamas also ooze attitude.

View above the trees

View above the trees

Giraffe keeps an eye out

Baboon

Baboon

Cutting the dust

Cutting the dust

Flanked by two adults a youngster and escorts get a drink

Dust bath

Dust bath

Water is for drinking, dust is for bathing

Not so friendly Big Bird

Not so friendly Big Bird

A wren becomes lunch for a great egret.

Grey-crowned crane

Grey-crowned crane

Black-headed heron

Black-headed heron

Kori bustard

Kori bustard

Peek-a-hoooo

Peek-a-hoooo

Great horned owl watches from pine tree.

Saddle-billed stork

Saddle-billed stork

Serengeti camp

Serengeti camp

Age-old stories told under the Milky Way.

Lizard tail

Lizard tail

Not a warning device but a potential decoy.

Hippo bend

Hippo bend

Hippos take a break on a bend in the river

Storm on the Mara

Storm on the Mara

Zebras graze in front of an approaching storm.

Glad hummer

Glad hummer

Rufous hummingbird finds a snack at a gladiolus.