We have some photographs of Tanzania by reader Joe Dickinson. He sent a previous set featuring lions, zebras, and their interaction (!), but I’ll put this set up first because it arrived just now and it’s easy to post. Joe’s notes are indented.
Here is a set to finish out Tarangire NP, Tanzania. More to come from Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
Tarangire claims to have the largest remaining population of African elephants (Loxodonta africana), although Chobe, over in Botswana, which we visited four years ago, makes the same claim. Anyway, here are some shots of the elephants.
And I’ll throw in a couple of my favorites from Chobe. This one has pulled up a bunch of grass and is cleaning it by swishing it in water. Removing grit saves wear and tear on the teeth.
This baby is too young to have learned to drink using its trunk, so it has to get its mouth down to the water.
And now for some antelopes. First, a male impala (Aepyceros melanpus).
A waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus).
A Bohor reedbuck (Redunca redunca).
And a Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), the largest African antelope. [JAC: According to Wikipedia, though, the Giant Eland, Taurotragus derbianus, with a disjunct African distribution, is the largest antelope.]