Readers’ wildlife photographs

We continue with reader Benjamin Taylor’s photos that he took in Southern Africa in 2015 (there are lots more to come). The captions are his:

The common, but beautiful, Cape glossy starling (Lamprotornis nitens):

Africa - 0142

Male and female Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi):

Africa - 0149

Africa - 0150

Panoramic view of the Damaraland landscape, Namibia:

Africa - 0163

Large-leaved star chestnut (Sterculia quinqueloba):

Africa - 0166

Africa - 0168

Star-trails in Damaraland, Namibia:

Africa - 0169

8 Comments

  1. Posted June 10, 2016 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Great stuff, thanks!

  2. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    This is a great treat. Thank you. I especially like the interesting chestnut tree.

  3. Hempenstein
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Indeed. I’d never heard of this star chestnut either. It doesn’t appear to have any relation to Am/European/Asian chestnuts. The branching pattern is somewhat reminiscent of horse chestnuts, though.

  4. Posted June 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic pictures. Thanks, Benjamin.

  5. Mark R.
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful photos. Keep ’em coming!

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    The Cape Blue seems to have been nailed to it’s perch.
    Sorry – just having a fishy Pythonian moment.

  7. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 11, 2016 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    The second lion photo looks like they are laughing at someone/something.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted June 11, 2016 at 8:25 am | Permalink

      A photographer changing into his running shoes?


%d bloggers like this: