Sundowners

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Elephant cow and her young taking a drink at sunset. One wonders where the larger nursery herds have disappeared to in the Mana Pools area?
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 371mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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Splash!

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Watch a pod of Hippopotamus for long enough and you will always see a squabble erupt. This time, two males ran out of the water, the bigger one giving chase. Off they went around a larger thicket at the side of the pan, and then, two tonnes at a time, they splash back into the water with great gusto.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/500 sec; f/11; ISO 1250; 188mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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Dusting at Dawn

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Zebras at Dawn
This small herd of Zebra, I suspect, was a bachelor herd, where, generally, the older Zebra within ranks the highest. This early morning shot was a lucky capture. The Zebras had been horsing around kicking up the dust and continued to do so as we awaited the rising sun. The light captured in the dust kicked up was almost as if choreographed and provided for a few spectacular shots. I like this one, if I say so myself!
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/4.5 L IS II USM +1.4x III; 1/500 sec; f/11; ISO 2000; 560mm)

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Breakfast with a Baboon

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Two species which are often found together are the baboon (Papio cynocephalus) and the impala antelope (Aepyceros melampusShona: mhara; Ndebele: ipala ). Here the young male impala appears to be in community with the baboon over breakfast. Some suggest a symbiotic relationship between these two animals. Impala have been observed to be more ‘approachable’ in the presence of a baboon troop, perhaps providing a false sense of security, and such troops will often sound the alarm when predators are present (basically an early warning system for the impala). Some have observed that grazing impala often unearth grubs and insects which baboons will feed on. A strange relationship, since it is not unknown for baboons to grab young impala calves, mutilate and eat them.
(Canon 7D; f/6.3; 1/250sec; ISO-200; 400mm)

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Basking Squirrel

 

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This little arboreal rodent was a touch upset that we had interfered with its sun-basking activity. Tree squirrels are usually very photogenic creatures, but they hardly seem to catch the attention of photographers.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/4.5 L IS II USM +1.4x III; 1/250 sec; f/8.0; ISO 640; 560mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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