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2013, Wildlife

Tim Kuhn - An up-close moment with a spectacular leopard in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 800Karen Spiegelberg - Leopards have powerful jaws for killing and eating their preyJared Richardson - The Cape buffalo is a relative of the domestic cow and is regarded as one of the “Big Five”Fine Pix HS10 HS11, 126mm, f/5.7, ISO 800
Ron Addelstone - The horns of a Cape buffalo are wonderful indicators of its age and gender. The younger the buffalo, the more space between the horns.Gary Luckman - Hippopotamus is from the ancient Greek meaning “river horse”. They spend their days in the water to help stay coolJeanne Mitcho - A waterhole provides relief from the sun for these hippos in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Canon EOS 7D, 360mm, f/5.6, ISO 100
Zeke Changuris - Although a plant eating mammal, hippos are one of the most aggressive animals in AfricaMichelle Cooper - Hippos are not fast swimmers but on land they can run as fast as a man. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 70mm, f/5.0, ISO 400Jane Koester - This giraffe is dwarfed by the massive baobab tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Steven Covey - Despite its long neck, the giraffe has the same number of vertebrae as a human. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/5.6, ISO 200Robert Fitzgerald - Madikwe Safari Lodge (South Africa) provides “Big Five” game viewing including black rhino. Canon EOS 6D, 280mm, f/7.1, ISO 100Rafael Zevallos - A pair of white rhino spotted on a game drive at Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 154mm, f/5.7, ISO 640
Bob McFall - A leopard can drag a prey two-to three times its body weight up a treeZeke Changuris - Spotted hyena cubs are born with their eyes openMarcos Wettreich - The serval is a distinctive feline with spotted fur, long limbs and large, rounded ears that rotate independently. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, f/6.4, ISO 100
Rafael Zevallos - The great white shark is the largest predatory fish in the sea. They can be seen off Cape Town’s coast. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 96mm, f/8.0, ISO 400Sean Powell - This photo was captured during a great white shark cage dive off Cape Town’s coastline. A truly adrenalin pumping optional tour!Darlene Knott - During a safari to the Okavango Delta, a large leopard stays alert in a tree. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS, 85mm, f/5.0, ISO 250
Bill Harker - Spotting a leopard in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi is especially rewardingJeremy Hearne - South Africa’s MalaMala Game Reserve offers fantastic leopard sightingsMarcos Wettreich - A female elephant endures 22 months of pregnancy before giving birth to its young. Calves weigh approximately 250 pounds at birth. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, f/6.4, ISO 500
Jared Richardson - An elephant’s trunk contains an estimated 40,000 different musclesAna Del Alamo - Elephants are herbivores and browse for food up to 16 hours a day, feeding on leaves, bark, grass and fruit from trees (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe)Jeanne Mitcho - A juvenile elephant silhouetted in Hwange National Park. Canon EOS 7D, 180mm, f/5.0, ISO 1250
Oliver Dolan - AAC’s Signature group safari “Eyes on Elephant” provides great moments viewing these gentle giantsGary Luckman - Males leopards weigh between 80-200 pounds and females between 60-132 poundsJeanne Mitcho - Hwange, Zimbabwe is famous for its large elephant herds. Canon EOS 7D, 100mm, f/5.6, ISO 100
Irwin Kendal - The elephant’s skin is very tough and thick measuring 1 inch throughout its body except for around its mouth and inside the ears which is extremely thin and delicate. Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 75mm, f/4.0, ISO 100Edward Delaney - Safaris to Southern Africa provide wonderful subjects for photographersJane Titus - Elephants can eat up to 660 pounds of food a day
Marcos Wettreich - Tree climbing lions are becoming more frequently spotted in Tanzanian’s Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, f/12.9, ISO 640David Rockwell - Adult lion brothers take an optimum vantage point to view the Serengeti plainsSteven Covey - Kenya’s Maasai Mara has a healthy lion population with several famous prides, stars of the BBC show “Big Cat Diary”. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/5.6, ISO 800
Steven Covey - A pride of lions dine on a zebra carcass on the Maasai MaraKathy Opitz - The Serengeti plains are the perfect camouflage for this adult male lion stalking its prey. Canon EOS REBEL T4i, 400mm, f/8.0, ISO 100Gary Luckman - These stunning lions are part of the healthy population in Tanzania’s Grumeti Reserve
Errol Waits - Leopard are solitary animals only coming together to mateFrances Porter - Lion cubs are born with brown rosettes (spots) on their fur which will fade with age (Serengeti, Tanzania)Jeanne Mitcho - Always alert, this male lion patrols his territory on Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Canon EOS 7D, 130mm, f/8.0, ISO 100
Marty Steinberger - Lion cubs improve their social skills through playing (Maasai Mara, Kenya). Canon EOS 30D, 300mm, f/5.6, ISO 100Steven Will - The mane on an adult male lion is unique among cats and makes the lion appear larger during confrontations. Canon EOS REBEL T2i, 300mm, f/7.0, ISO 400Gary Luckman - A herd of zebra watch with great interest as this lion laps from a waterhole (Tarangire, Tanzania)
Marty Steinberger - Common lion communication occurs with head rubbing and social lickingGary Luckman - This little lion cub in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park has an estimated life span of 10-14 yearsSteven Dupre - Botswana’s Okavango Delta has an estimated lion population of 1500 individuals
Marjorie Berg - Lion populations are decreasing with an estimated 30-50 percent decline over the last two decades. Canon EOS 50D, 220mm, f/5.6, ISO 800Joseph James - A mating pair of lions in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Canon EOS 6D, 180mm, f/11.0, ISO 640Marjorie Berg - A leopard’s spots help them blend in to their surroundings and this camouflage aids in their stealth hunting skills. Canon EOS 50D, 400mm, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Katherine Keerdoja - An iconic image of a massive male lion posing on a rock kopje in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park      WB250F/WB251F/WB252F, 72mm, f/5.8, ISO 100Katie Farrar - A lioness watches elephants gather along the Tarangire River in Tarangire National Park, TanzaniaStuart Warner - Lion cubs are weaned at 2-3 months old
Ron Addelstone - Lions nuzzles on the Serengeti plains near Ubuntu CampAnnie Beharry - Visiting both the Maasai Mara and Serengeti during a safari increases your chances of seeing a variety of lions including a pride with cubsLynn Feuerbach - Lions nap on a tree in the southern Serengeti as the migration of the wildebeest graze on the distant plains
Steven Covey - In August, the great migration moves up to the northern Serengeti and into Kenya’s Maasai Mara Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/5.6, ISO 400Dana Butler - Prides of lions consist of related females, offspring and a small number of adult males. iPad, 4mm, f/2.4, ISO 50Robert Fitzgerald - A large male lion on Madikwe Game Reserve blends in to his surroundings. Canon EOS 7D, 105mm, f/9.0, ISO 250
Julie Hartz - Lionesses give birth to 1-4 cubs in a secluded den and then integrate them back into the pride at 6-8 weeks old. FinePix S4000, 20mm, f/5.4, ISO 200Zeke Changuris - Using a tree to its fullest advantage, this leopard gazes out across the Serengeti plains in search of prey and predatorsScottye Lindsey & Daniel Doucette - Lions spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours a day. Canon EOS 30D, 270mm, f/6.3, ISO 320
Rosemary Pierson - An extremely rare white lion at Tanda Tula Private Game Reserve (Timbavati, South Africa). Canon PowerShot G12, 30mm, f/4.5, ISO 80Stan Gottschalk - A truly unique moment to witness on safari at the Silale Swamp, Tarangire, Tanzania; this lioness woke up to a black mamba descending a tree (a mamba is one of Africa’s most poisonous snakes)NIKON D50, 100mm, f/5.6, ISO 200Marcos Wettreich - The migration of the wildebeest has no beginning or end, it is a continuous search for food and water. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, f/14.1, ISO 400
Marty Steinberger - The great migration moves in a clockwise direction and covers over 1800 miles across the Serengeti and Maasai MaraRon Addelstone - A wildebeest is also known as a “gnu” and is a type of antelopeSteven Covey - A thrill for safariers in the northern Serengeti or Maasai Mara is to witness a “crossing” of the wildebeest. Canon EOS-1D Mark III, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 200
Steven Covey - One of the greatest risks wildebeest endure during their migration is crossing the Mara River. Many perish by being trampled or eaten by crocodiles. Canon EOS-1D Mark III, 500mm, f/5.6, ISO 200Robert Fitzgerald - It is estimated that only 7,000 to 10,000 cheetah remain in the wild in Eastern and Southern Africa. Canon EOS 6D, 280mm, f/11.0, ISO 400Tim Kuhn - A cheetah’s black
Mitch Brown - Leopard have great diversity in coat color and rosette patterns depending on where they live in Africa. (This leopard was photographed in Tanzania)Steven Covey - Cheetah are daylight hunters that benefit from stealthy movements. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 200Steven Covey - With its face tinged with fresh blood, this cheetah made a successful kill on Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 200
Lynne Feuerbach - Cheetah are daylight hunters that benefit from stealthy movements. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 200Robert Fitzgerald - A giraffe keeps a watchful eye of a passing cheetah in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. Canon EOS 6D, 98mm, f/11.0, ISO 400Ryan Will - Cheetah are most renowned for their immense speed and can reach up to 75 mph for short periods of time. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi, 180mm, f/10.0, ISO 200
Tim Kuhn - This stunning cat was captured on film in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 1000mm, f/8.0, ISO 800Tom Des Enfants - Malilangwe Game Reserve, Zimbabwe is an ideal destination for cheetah sightings. Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 300mm, f/5.7, ISO 3200Lloyd Campbell - Cheetah cubs are left in their den every day when their mother goes out in search of food, leaving them vulnerable to predators. Canon EOS 60D, 200mm, f/5.7, ISO 160
Ron Addelsetone - The fur of a juvenile cheetah is thicker and darker than its mother which helps with camouflageMarcos Wettreich - The Serengeti plains are home to an estimated 1500 cheetah. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, f/7.0, ISO 100Matt Arcaro - Leopards are known for their climbing skills and spend much of their days lounging in the crook of trees
Jeremy Hearne - Following a successful kill in the Sabi Sand area of South Africa, these cheetah dine on the remainsDaniel Shaw - The DNA of gorillas is 98%-99% identical to that of humans and are the next closest living relatives to humans after two chimpanzee speciesDawn Spina - Mountain gorillas are herbivores and prefer a diet of stems, leaves and shoots although they sometimes ingest small insects
Lesley De Honey - Twins are incredibly rare among gorillas (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Jim Crosthwait - Gorillas have a unique nose print that researchers use to identify individualsLaurie Goldman - There are currently 10 gorilla families acclimated for visitors in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park
Jim Crosthwait - Gorillas are the largest living primates and are endangered species due to heavy poaching and destruction of their habitatDawn Spina - In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest there are 9 families habituated for tourist visitsMarty Steinberger - Your viewing of the gorillas is limited to a maximum of only one hour
Dawn Spina - Gorillas are active only during the daytime and spend the evening hours sleeping in their nestsJeanne Mitcho - Kenya’s Maasai Mara is one of East Africa’s finest wildlife areas and has a healthy population of leopard such as this one. Canon EOS 7D, 285mm, f/5.6, ISO 160Dawn Spina - Juvenile gorillas in Bwindi provide great entertainment as they play and swing in the trees
Lesley De Honey - Gorillas are nursed and cared for by their mothers for the first 4 years of their livesLesley De Honey - Gorillas have a full range of emotion including fear, greed, joy and loveMarty Steinberger - There are roughly 700 mountain gorillas with nearly half living in the Virunga mountains
Sonya Milton - The gestation period for a gorilla is 8 and half months and babies weigh approximately 4 pounds at birthJim Crosthwait - The golden monkey weighs 10-25 pounds and has a golden body, cheeks, and tail with contrasting black limbs, crown, and tail-end (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Ron Addelstone - Vervet monkeys live in troops of between 8 and 50 individuals and are found throughout east and Southern Africa
Eric Norman - Kibale National Park is the best place in Uganda to view chimpanzeeKODAK Easy. Share Z981 Digital Camera , 79mm, f/4.8, ISO 800Julie Hartz - Baboons are picky eaters and their diet is made up of grasses, pods, seeds, berries and insects. FinePix S4000, 50mm, f/5.3, ISO 400Bernd Kiekebusch - Sifaka lemurs are skilled climbers and excellent at leaping from tree to tree (Andasibe, Madagascar). Canon EOS REBEL T3, 125mm, f/7.0, ISO 100
Lesley De Honey - An iconic moment on safari is discovering a leopard sleeping on a tree limb in Tanzania’s SerengetiBernd Kiekebusch - There are over 90 species of lemur that live exclusively on the island of Madagascar. These little guys are sunning themselves on a roofTim Kuhn - African wild dogs hunt in packs and are the most successful hunters on the continent with 80% of their hunts ending with a kill (Okavango Delta, Botswana). Canon EOS-1D X, 500mm, f/7.1, ISO 1600
David Fleisig - Wild dog takes on a hyena at Pamushana in the Malilangwe Game ReserveAmanda Saxer - Vundu Camp in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe is a great place to be based to view wild dogs pups near their denPam and Tom Hall - African wild dogs are dominated by a monogamous breeding pair. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 250mm, f/16.0, ISO 800
Tim Kuhn - Wild dog are usually on the move in search for prey and have very large home ranges, some averaging 900 square miles. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 400Dan Shaw - Wild dog can have up to 20 pups in a litter, more than any other dog species (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe)Edward Delaney - Zebras are black animals with white stripes and the stripes are completely unique to each individual
Mitch Brown - Zebra are also part of the great migration across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. From December-March they graze around the rock kopjes in the Southern SerengetiTim Kuhn - Zebras are found throughout Eastern and Southern Africa and live in herds for protection against predators (Okavango Delta, Botswana). Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 500mm, f/8.0, ISO 800