African Elephants

I photographed these African elephants (Loxodonta africana) on the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Look at the way the adults surround the young to keep them safe. As you can see, the young are drinking from their mother. The young seem completely relaxed with adults weighing several tons surrounding them and walking around. The way …

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Warthog Facts

A warthog has two pairs of tusks protruding from its mouth. The lower pair is shorter and as sharp as a razor from rubbing against the upper pair of tusks. It rubs against them every time the warthog opens and closes its mouth. And of course it has warts, as they are called. In fact …

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Wildfowl

Wildfowl & Wetland Trust: A photographic guide to the birds of the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT) at the Centres in the UK. WWT is primarily a conservation organisation dedicated to saving wetlands for wildlife and for people. It was founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott, who was both a naturalist and an artist. …

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Black Rhino

I took this photograph on the Eastern Cape in South Africa. I used a Nikon D500 with a Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P lens. You can tell the animal is a black rhino (and not a white rhino) but its pointy mouth. It has an extra bit in the middle of its top lip that …

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Antelope Classification

Antelope classification is useful. It helps you see what you are looking at more clearly. On this page I have classified antelopes by tribes. It helps to know what you are looking at when the animals are in front of you. We don’t need to go through the whole scientific classification of antelope from Kingdom …

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Gemsbok or South African Oryx

A group of Gemsbok or South African Oryx (Oryx gazella) with one animal in profile with head turned to the camera Gemsbok Size and Behaviour The Gemsbok or South African Oryx (Oryx gazella) is the largest species in the genus Oryx. They live in herds of about 10–40 animals, with a dominant male, a few non-dominant males, and females. …

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