Tag : animal portrait

Leopard in a tree, Okavango Delta, Botswana

the leopard uses its climbing prowess to carry or drag its prey up a tree where it can eat without interference

gibbon in tree - click for audio visual presentation

In search of wild gibbons

In this post, we go in search of wild gibbons. In a small wildlife reserve in Assam, India, a troop of hoolock gibbons was known to live in the treetops.

Golden langur monkeys, Umananda Island, Assam

Golden langur monkeys are now quite rare, but at one location, Umananda Island near Guwahati on the Brahmputra River, there is a colony of about 20.

Impala, Okavango Delta, Botswana

A male impala shown in its environment in the Okavango Delta,  Botswana

Balancing Act. Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands

A blue-footed booby (maybe that should read ‘sure-footed booby’) tries to scratch himself whilst teetering on the edge of a cliff.

Hippopotamus, St Lucia Wetlands, South Africa.

Although seemingly docile, hippos are reputedly the most dangerous animals in Africa killing and injuring more people than either lions or crocodiles.

Cape Eagle Owl, Hluhluwe, South Africa

A Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) perches with its head effortlessly rotated through 180 degrees.

Monochrome Lions, Tanzania.

A series of images captured in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater where lions were seen in good numbers and at fairly close range too.

Lion Portraits, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

In Ngorongoro Crater, the grass on the floor of the crater is quite short and so sighting lions and other animals is reasonably easy