Day 6 of Safari–Wildlife of Ngorongoro

26 07 2016

Day 6 of our safari saw us down in the Ngorongoro Crater (actually Caldera).  It is 30x20km across and acts as a mini ecosystem all on its own as the steep walls minimize migration in and out of the Caldera.

The animals are a bit more human acclimatized and so aren’t as skittish when the vehicles pass by.

1.  Hippos just hanging out

Hippos and Oxpeckers
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. The face of a hunter

The face of a hunter
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. "No" means "No!"

That’s enough
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. A playful nip from a black backed jackal

Playful nip
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. Thomson’s Gazelle Fawn and mom

Thomson’s gazelle and fawn
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. HUGE Tusks on this guy – WHERE THEY BELONG!

Mammoth Tusker
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

7. Waterbuck herd/family

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

There were many other interesting beautiful sights that day… Check them out at:

I hope you enjoyed the day :)

Pictures from the Cleveland Zoo – March 27, 2011

23 05 2011

After a weekend’s work, I was able to slip away on the Sunday afternoon and shoot at the Cleveland Zoo at the end of March.  The admission was reasonable and there was a large area to cover.  Some of the exhibits weren’t open (Australian/African) due to the climate but there was still a lot of animals to see.  It seems like life has been non-stop since then.  I finally had a chance to work up the photos. Here are some of the shots (they are geotagged – you can see EXACTLY where they were taken if you go to the flickr link) : 


King de-throned by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Cuddly by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Dreaming of Freedom by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


I wonder if I have a brain by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Yawning by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


I think I have something in my teeth by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed them… it’s quite a nice zoo, roomier than many but feel sorry for the animals – they can never really have enough room there, but it does allow people to learn about them and to understand the conservation needs in a more face-to-face way.

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