Reader Joe Dickinson has another set of photos from a recent trip to Africa; his notes are indented.
Here’s another set from Tanzania. The Ngorongoro caldera is another site with year-round water (from the surrounding highlands), so it has resident populations that do not migrate.Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) often move between the highlands and the caldera, so we encountered them mostly on the slopes coming down from the rim, either in mixed herds or in small groups of bulls.
Here is a black-backed jackal (Canus mesomelus) that had just been scavenging from lion feces.
This isn’t my sharpest image but, knowing Jerry’s fondness for lion cubs (Panthera leo), I had to put this in. They are in the middle of a blackened area resulting from a controlled burn intended to promote new growth.
Here is a young male lion, possibly ejected from his birth pride but not yet master of his own.
And, finally, a mature male looking serenely regal.
Pan at the Hippo Pool, Ngorongoro, Tanzania: