Leapin’ lechwe by africaddict

A small harem of Red Lechwe leap across a stream to reach the male, one early dawn @ Kwando, Botswana.

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A lone Hyena fights off a Wild Dog pack of 8. by africaddict

From an amazing encounter in the Sabie Sands- Sth Africa recently. The cackling/laughing sounds of the hyena coupled with the squalling squadron of wild dog was amazing.
Normally encounters like this are very fleeting, lasting just seconds, with the hyena running off quickly, but this situation was a little different, as the lone Hyena was trapped by the high bank and water with the wild dog flanking it on both sides.
At one stage the hyena viciously bit down on the neck of one wild dog and it let out a an almighty howl, the wild dog started to wear it down by continually biting his rear and it became a battle of attrition and “backs to the wall”, eventually the hyena thought it was better taking his chances with the gaping jaws of a hippo and sit it out in the water.
Wild dog have an inherent fear of water and it’s association with crocs so they kept their distance and eventually got bored with it all and moved off to find other prey.

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A mother’s sorrow. by africaddict

This lioness carries off her dead 3 week old cub that had been trampled by buffalo, during the attack they sought shelter down a hole and she had been digging for over an hour in a vain attempt to rescue them, sadly she lost all 3 of her litter on this fateful evening.
She carried this cub for over a kilometre before placing it in a dense thicket and then consuming it in some bizarre ceremony, why lions do this is still not really known.
A sad event to witness and document, yet provides a powerful image.

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Gentle Giants by HendriVenter

Elephants quenching their thirst at sunset. Photographed at Zimanga Private Game Reserve in Kwazulul Natal, South Africa

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Dusty Rhino by HendriVenter

A White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) in the dust photographed in the wild in Southern Africa.

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White Rhino in the dust by HendriVenter

A beautiful White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) photographed at sunset in the African bush. This is how rhinos should be seen, in their natural terrain with room to roam.

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