Believe it or not, this giraffe is ‘running’. Nothing in the world runs like a giraffe!
Feeling frisky… It’s warm, plenty of food, why not?!
A very pretty little bird… I have no idea what it is.
More secretary bird….
It’s killing me not having a book of east African birds! I have no idea which one this is. I can’t even call some of these LBJs because they are too colorful! I think it might be a red bishop (at least that’s what it resembles in my southern African bird book).
A couple of wildebeest late to the party..
There are several different kinds of vultures that are commonly seen on a carcass. I believe that there are the usual white backed vultures and the Ruppell’s Griffon vulture.. oh, and the usual maribou storks.
This stork is about to grab a tasty morsel. If you’re a bit squeamish don’t look too closely!
Sorry… I love wings.
Don’t know what the big rush was about.
And then it was over.
We encountered these two cheetahs, likely brothers, trying to rest after an obviously successful hunt. It was hot, and there was no shade. They often rest in open areas to keep an eye on possible trouble (like lions!).
They were headed for the vehicles, circling it looking for shade. Unfortunately, for all of us, they didn’t find any. So no shade for a good nap and no up close and personal for us.
Something smelled really, really good. This guy’s nose was on the ground for a long time.
A little brotherly love..
I know that was a lot of cheetah, but how can I resist??
Getting ready…. but didn’t happen while we were there.
All this green and water… it was a beautiful place. Don’t you agree??
This is probably long enough. I’m obviously not good at filtering out photos. Seeing them again brings back the joy of being in Africa.