Readers’ wildlife photographs

A year ago, reader Benjamin Taylor went on a camping trip around southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia) and took lots of photos. I’m continuing his series today, and his captions are indented. There are bonus kittens!

 Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax). africa-0299


A white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) on its nest.


Common impala (Aepyceros melampus), Chobe National Park, Botswana.


Camp kittens!


African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) wading in the Chobe River.


Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Chobe National Park, Botswana.


Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), Chobe National Park, Botswana.




  1. rickflick
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    They are quite beautiful. To my eyes, they are exotic , and that distance stimulates our admiration and appreciation. The kittens are not exotic, but they are equally to be admired.

  2. Heather Hastie
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Great pics! And the kittens are so adorable! What a wonderful experience your trip must have been.

  3. Jenny Haniver
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Is that a cattle egret snagging an amuse bouche, or more properly, an amuse bec, from the buffalo?

  4. Mark R.
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Photos of African wildlife are my favorite. Thanks for this great offering! Love the B&W photo of the white-backed vulture. The impala’s horns look dangerous.

  5. Posted October 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful shot of the impala! Such a stunning animal.

  6. Posted October 24, 2016 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Loved seeing these.

    I grew up in Zambia and have visited Zimbabwe and Botswana so these brought back some lovely memories.

    More please!

  7. Posted October 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos! Thanks!

  8. frednotfaith2
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed the wildlife and kitten photos as usual!

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