Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones sent in some African photos taken by his friends; Mark’s notes are indented, and the photos are high-resolution, so click to enlarge.

I enjoyed the Namibia photos you posted last year, and my friends Keith and Alison Thompson have recently returned from there too, with some lovely photos. They gave me permission to send some in.

Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga burchellii):

South African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus):

Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis):

 

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus):

Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis):

And finally, a sand dune panorama; spot the people!

7 Comments

  1. Posted May 10, 2017 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted May 10, 2017 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    “The specific epithet marsupialis comes from the Latin marsupium (“pocket”); it refers to a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the midline of the back from the tail.” – I always wondered!
    thanks for sharing…

  3. darrelle
    Posted May 10, 2017 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    The Lilac-Breasted Roller is beautiful.

  4. Posted May 10, 2017 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Beautiful scenes! Thank you.

  5. Taskin
    Posted May 10, 2017 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful photos, I particularly like the zebra pic. 🙂

  6. Taskin
    Posted May 10, 2017 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful photos, I particularly like the zebra pic. 🙂

  7. Posted May 11, 2017 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    That batch get a big tick and yes I can spot the people..


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