Adventures with the Animals: Part Two

More from Schotia Safari Reserve.

Wart Hogs

Maybe not quite as cute as Pumbaa in the Lion King…

warthog fam

warthog

warthog2warthog water

Antelope

This term refers to a number of deer-like animals that we saw on the game drives. Their characteristics are smooth hair, and upward-pointing horns. We learned that the horns that these animals bear are not antlers; antlers are shed and regrown seasonally, whereas horns are permanent and have blood vessels, which means they bleed when they break.

sable
Sable
nyala
Nyala
red hartebeest
Red Hartebeest
nyala baby
Young nyala
impala
Impalas
female kudu
Female kudu
female impala
Antelope
bushbuck
Bushbuck
eland
Eland

 

Giraffes

Tracking the giraffes is fun and really easy, for obvious reasons. Our guide told us that the pattern on their hides is as individual as our fiingerprints. I love the way their fur looks reddish in the sunlight.

giraffes

giraffe tongue
Notice the tongue?  It’s hard to believe that they can eat the acacia trees without doing themselves harm.

giraffe profile

girraffe chew
Every photographer knows that chewing shots are not flattering to the subject!
giraffe face
Those eyelashes!

giraffe eyelashes

giraffe texture

Thanks for reading! I’ve got so many animal photos that there will be two more parts to this blog entry. Please sign up to follow me, and you’ll get notified when they launch. I appreciate your time!

 

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