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2014, Wildlife

Boyd Turner - Although big cats generally avoid water, these three young lions seemed to enjoy an afternoon dip in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.William T. Webb - A young lion rests on a termite mound in the Maasai Mara, KenyaBill Harker - This lion was an invader in the territory and made his presence known (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Chris Swindal - One of my highlights was when we followed the Tsaro lion pride as they actively hunted a herd of Cape buffalo for almost five amazing hours, pursuing them through swamps and water channels and through the bush. (Duba Plains, Botswana)Ewald Wiberg - We were slowly following the pride in our truck with guide, George Mollel, when they graciously decided to pose for us - a great family portrait (Tarangire, Tanzania)Rance Craft - The unexpected eye contact we received from big cats provided some great photo opportunities (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Courtney Colwell - One of my multiple lion sightings in Botswana's Okavango Delta.Beverly Cressey - Having the opportunity to photograph these amazing animals as they went about their daily lives was exhilarating.Oliver Dolan - The light was fading fast when the  two females and the cubs came to the water hole, Five minutes later would have been too late (Hwange, Zimbabwe)
Becky Douglas - 'Just another day in the office…'. This male was sleeping about 6 feet away from a female who had two cubs next to her. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)Pam Hall - On morning game drive in the Okavango Delta, our guide Brooks Kamanakao found this pride of lions. The ‘lion’ with the dark mane on the right is actually a lioness named Amamoriri. Scientists have determined she is female.  What a sight!Bill Harker - An inquisitive junior lion in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Heather Hendershot - The animal that I wanted to see the most was the lion and Botswana delivered!  We followed this lion pack for 4 hours.  It consisted of 2 females, 1 male and 5 cubs.  We watched the females work together to close in on a killTacha Jager - Almost all of our many, many photography highlights were thanks to our phenomenal guide Deo who could somehow divine where the action would be, who found the stalking lion (Tanzania)Laura Joeckal - A fruitful game drive at Vumbura Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta (Botswana)
Doreen Lawrence - We stayed with this pride of lions for several hours as they were watching impalas in the distance. It was late afternoon and the sun was setting in the Serengeti.  It was a serene moment.Val & Jack Ledyard - This lion was new to the area and you can see his distrust and anger toward the vehicle in his expression, something not normally seen.  (Savuti, Botswana)Brian Leiding - Our trip to Africa was one amazing sight after another. The male lion crossing the river was an outstanding moment, we had so many 'Oh my God' moments that we could not count them. Each day was glorious. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Mary Lippold - This lion is the dominant male in a small pride which comprises his brother, two females, one seven-month-old cub and one newborn which was hidden within a nearby mound of bushes. (Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp, Botswana)Sharon Roesler – Thanks to the help of our guide, George, he made sure we had the perfect lighting and angles.  We got up to catch the morning light and stayed out to catch the 'magic hour'. (Serengeti, Tanzania)Tony Scoville - During our “Eyes on Elephant” Group Safari, our fantastic guides,  Dave Carson in Hwange and Nick Murray at Mana Pools were able to get us so close to the magnificent animals of Zimbabwe. It was amazing!
Laurie Sharkus - In the warm afternoon sun I captured this image of lions in their dramatic mating ritual.  (Tanda Tula Camp, South Africa) CANON EOS REBEL T3, 150mm, f/5.6, ISO400.Ken Speckler - Three members of the pride of nine lions looking things over at Mashatu Tented Camp, BotswanaJennifer Steck - A male lion stays vigilant during mating season at the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia.
Chris Swindal – Safaris are such great adventures. Every day is different. Every drive is different. You never know what you might find around the next corner. It's so much fun watching, and trying to photograph the behaviors of the animals.Chris Swindal - At times the lions would boldly face down and aggressively charge into the herd causing panic and stampedes. Everyone kept whispering in wonderment, 'this is right out of National Geographic!' (Duba Plains, Botswana)Chris Swindal - Duba Plains was absolutely perfect, and great way for me to end the 'Eyes on Elephant' group trip. Everything about Duba was perfect; the wildlife, the camp, and guides. I could not recommend it more highly. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
John Tarsha - Our guides in Kenya and Tanzania were excellent at placing us where the action might be. They were expert at PREDICTING what would happen, which is essential to taking great photos and they helped me get prepared. Our guides were SUPER!Kathy Turner - A lion cub catches the swinging tail of a watching lioness in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.Gerie Voss - Lion cubs improve their social skills through playing (Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Gerie Voss - The mane on an adult male lion is unique among cats and makes the lion appear larger during confrontations (Maasai Mara, Kenya)Heather Walters - My grandmother went on an African safari when I was young her lioness photos made me fall in love with Africa.  Thirty years later, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and take some photos of lions of my own. (Botswana)Hasmik Yacoubian - A spectacular male lion in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Pratap Sadasivan - It is a PRIVILEGE to be able to go to Africa and see the animals in their world.  It’s like no trip we have ever taken, and beyond what we could've imagined.  The people of Tanzania, its scenery, its animals-we can't wait to go backArthur Zohlman - The Maasai Mara was exceptional and unforgettable and we totally enjoyed Rekero Camp and the prolific game. (Kenya)Phillip Hurst – According to our guide, tree climbing lions are becoming more frequently spotted in Tanzanian’s Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks. We were lucky to see this pride!
Michael Ballard – This picture is one of my favorite because of the unique perspective. We were in a boat, very close to the elephants but below them.  It is really quite unique to be able to look up at an elephant like this! (Chobe, Botswana)Michael Ballard – During this boat cruise on the Chobe River, we saw a great variety of wildlife.   A herd of elephant gathered for a crossing to an island in the river.  Two large males sparred in the middle of the river. (Botswana)Andrew G. Campbell - Savannah Elephants migrating North-South through the Mara River (Serengeti, Tanzania).  Sept. 10,2014   Nikon D7100, f/7.1, 1/800 sec., ISO 200
Ronnie Cantor - The smaller members of the herd waited while the big bull reached up on his hind legs to pull branches down to the ground. This daring tyke was hungry and took his share right from the source. (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe)Irene Cavatore - I have been fascinated by elephants since I was a child. They’re powerful, intelligent, wise, and they are magical to me. In black and white I see “old souls.” (Serengeti, Tanzania)Merilee Fiedler - These elephants enjoyed  the waters, having a drink, splashing and playing as young elephants do.  They stopped for a few moments, socialized and sipped, and then went about their way.  (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Bryan Goff - This was truly one of the most memorable vacations during our 50 years of marriage! (Sabi Sand, South Africa)Bill Harker - The stillness of the lagoon was broken when a herd of elephant emerged and cooled off in the refreshing water (Khwai, Botswana)Kay Jacobson - Tortilis Camp in Amboseli (Kenya) was great.  Our driver there was wonderful.  We had a really fun bush breakfast here.  Wildlife viewing was very good especially the elephants!
Emil Kloske - Taken on our very first game drive with Mike, our terrific guide, and this was an immediate taste of wonderful things to come.  This was the closest we'd ever been to an elephant.   (Hwange, Davison's Camp)Larry Krantz - 'Fred Astaire', so named by the Vundu Tented Camp guides in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, is the only elephant there to stand on its hind legs to feed.Doreen Lawrence - The picture was taken during the golden hour of the day in Tarangire National Park.  We were on our way out of the park when we came upon the elephants walking in single file back home from their trip to the waterhole. (Tanzania)
Kris Matarrese - This is the scenery we had been dreaming of ever since we first started thinking of booking a safari: Kilimanjaro with elephants in the foreground. Our guide, with Kili’s cooperation, made our dream shot come true! (Amboseli, Kenya)Anna Meek - The wonderful views of the different animals, birds and landscapes were all captured photographically and our trip will never be forgotten.  When asked if we saw animals close up the answer is a resounding 'Yes' as this image demonstratesKathy Parakin - Elephants in Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Kathy Parakin - 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 delicateBetty Petersen - Zambia is a very special place to visit.  We have experienced some wonderful photographic encounters with elephants at Chiawa Camp and this is one of my favorites. (Lower Zambezi, Zambia)Jordan Rosner - Always expect and be prepared for the unexpected when photographing in Africa!  The animals, even the people, can materialize with little notice to provide you with a memorable image. (Tanzania)
Tony Scoville - One of the highlights of my safari was at Mana Pools where our guide, Nick Murray pulled our canoes within 15 feet of the elephants feeding on the water hyacinths. It was amazing! (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe)Ken Speckler - The elephants at Mashatu were exciting to view. This herd proved to be a bit skitish. (Mashatu, Botswana)Chris Swindal - Hwange offers epic elephant sightings and sunsets to boot
John Tarsha - This giant tusker emerged from a thicket in the Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)Kathy Turner - You listening to me? A group of elephants appear to be having a discussion in Tarangire National Park.(Tanzania)Heather Walters - I spent a lot of time preparing to 'capture the moment' in the photos, but I learned that it is more important not miss the experience.  Thankfully, I also learned when to put the camera down to absorb the special moments.
Hasmik Yacoubian - In Tarangire National Park (Tanzania) - a baby elephant huddled close to mom who rumbled at our safari truck passing through.  (The baby elephant was too close to the road for the mother to be comfortable).Michael Ballard - Spotting a leopard out hunting at MalaMala Game Reserve during a night game drive (Sabi Sand, South Africa)Courtney Colwell - My first visit to Botswana, my first safari - and my first leopard sighting!
Courtney Colwell - Our guide in the Okavango Delta spotted everything, including this leopard.Rance Craft - The unexpected eye contact we received from big cats also provided some great photo opportunities.Jeanette Dilley - The wonderful views of many different animals and birds and the different landscapes were all captured photographically and this will mean that this trip will never be forgotten.
Jean-Marie Girardot - This leopard descended the acacia tree in search of food (Tanzania)Heather Hendershot - Being a true amateur photographer, I purchased my first DSLR camera, just for this safari.  I got to try a variety of settings while watching this amazing leopard for over an hour in the Okavango Delta area of Botswana.Heather Hendershot - Beautiful 'Blue Eyes'!  That was the name that the guides had given this amazing leopard.  We sat with him during our sundowner with a full moon rising behind the tree that he was perched in.  He was the perfect model.
Megan James - The unpredictability and beauty of Africa make photography an enjoyable and exciting experience.Laura Joeckel - Thanks to having a great guide, this leopard curled up in a tree was still visible. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Mary Lippold - A large female leopard looks intently for prey while posing for a photo.  She was quite comfortable with two vehicles stopped nearby, as she first scouted the area from the height of a mound and then soon settled down to rest.
Tracey Livian - AAC put together the most amazing trip that we could have ever dreamed of. The camps were magical, the staff and guides were so friendly and knowledgeable  and of course the animals were spectacular!!!  Every day was a new adventure!Julie McCord & Chad Brandt - We found this leopard in Chitabe playing with her two cubs. What a privilege to witness unbridled familial activity in such an elusive creature. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Rebecca Nagel - Namiri Plains (Serengeti) - My sister spotted this leopard resting in a tree just as the sun was close to setting. This one was the most spectacular to photograph because of the angle of the sun and the position of the cat in the tree
John Purdy - Tracking and observing this beautiful leopard as she carried the remains of her recent kill, is one of our wonderful memories of our stay at Chitabe Lediba. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Sharon Roesler - The leopard was a young fellow, although already used to the safari vehicles. We were able to come quite close, while he draped himself so beautifully over the Acacia tree. (Serengeti, Tanzania)Robert Root - We single-mindedly pursued the tracks of a large male leopard in the late afternoon at Mashatu. We were able to find him above the bank of the river and followed him several times as he disappeared into thick bush. (Chobe, Botswana)
Jordan Rosner - Always expect and be prepared for the unexpected when photographing in Africa!  The animals, even the people, can materialize with little notice to provide you with a memorable image.Laurie Sharkus - We followed this gorgeous leopard through the bush and watched her doing 'Leopard Yoga'. (Tanda Tula Camp, South Africa)Ken Speckler - Game viewing at MalaMala gave us Big Five thrills including this spectacular leopard!
Chet Stein  - I especially enjoyed the night photography in South Africa. We had a wonderful opportunity to watch a leopard with its kill up a tree, surrounded by a pack of hyenas. The stay at Rattray's in MalaMala added a special touch to the trip.Sandy Suchonic - We watched as this beautiful leopard crossed the river to avoid a herd of Cape buffalo and sat in the sun to dry off!  Our safari was the trip of a lifetime, there is so much beauty and is so hard to explain with words. (MalaMala)John Tarsha - The great leopard shots required the most patience of all. We sat there for THIRTY MINUTES while she slept. My wife actually read her book; I’m not joking.  Six or seven trucks came & went but I wouldn’t budge. (Serengeti, Tanzania)
John Tarsha - George (our guide) wanted to leave and hunt for 'wild dogs' Leopard vs Dogs?  I choose leopard.  Then she woke up, stood up, stretched and....BINGO !  We got maybe the best photo we've ever taken. It was well worth the wait!John Tarsha - What caught the leopard's eye?  I think it was a hawk of some type that landed on her tree. That's what our guide said. I had my face pressed against my camera so I had to take his word for it.David Tattersal - We have not forgotten the experience of being allowed such unparalleled access to the African wildlife and in a manner that permitted opportunities for even un sophisticated photographers to obtain many memorable shots.
Boyd Turner - Although usually solitary, adult leopards do come together for a few days each year for mating. These two are taking a break in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.Phillip Hurst – We enjoyed the variety of the game viewing in Tanzania. A highlight for me was seeing this leopard lounging in the tree during a game drive on the Serengeti.Andrew Campbell - Exciting safari photos are possible with an experienced guide who gets you to good observation points and having good lenses. Wildebeest leap into the Mara River during the Migration.
Andrew Campbell - Surviving the treacherous river crossing, wildebeest and zebra emerge on the other side of the Mara River.Lisa Cantu -  The great migration moves in a clockwise direction and covers over 1800 miles across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara (Sayari Camp, Tanzania)Tim Carr - The wildlife was absolutely spectacular. The sights and sounds of the wildebeest crossings surpassed all of my expectations.
Barb & Bill Dexter - We give full credit to the excellent itinerary put together by AAC and to all our superb guides who enabled us to so closely experience, observe and photograph such a wide diversity of Africa's magnificent wildlife.Jean-Marie Girardot -  From the time we entered the Serengeti the Wildebeest migration was with us and was an incredible sight, and to make it even better we saw them all the way to the Mara River where we could witness several crossingsJean-Marie Girardot - The waiting, the movement of the herd, the rush, the jumping, the swimming of the young and adults along with the noise make each crossing the experience of a lifetime.
Darlene Knott - The wildebeest charging en masse across the water gave me chills. Africa is the epitome of photographic nirvana! (Sayari Camp, Tanzania)Mark Knott - Africa is, very simply, like no other place on earth.  Whether you be in Southern Africa or East Africa you are in an awe inspiring place.  The opportunity for amazing pictures and amazing memories, are everywhere.Kristina London - Zebra are also part of the great migration across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. In April (when this picture was taken) they graze in the Central Serengeti
Bert Vorstman - I witnessed a stampede of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, some broke their legs jumping down while another was grabbed by a big crocodile in the water. It was an amazing spectacle.Gerie Voss - A thrill for safariers in the northern Serengeti or Maasai Mara is to witness a “crossing” of the wildebeest. I watched this from my base at Mara Intrepids Camp (Kenya)William T. Webb - We have been fortunate enough to have experienced over 12 wildebeest and zebra crossings of the Mara, Talek, and Sand Rivers.  The energy you feel as thousands of these animals swim across the river takes your breath away.
Barb & Bill Dexter - We trekked and saw the Hirwa Group which is usually found in the foothills of Mt. Sabyinyo on the Gahinga side in Volcanoes National Park, RwandaBarb & Bill Dexter - Gorillas have a unique nose print that researchers use to identify individuals (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Jean-Marie Girardot - An absolutely incredible experience with two treks, the Amahoro and Irwa families.  We wish we could have stayed for hours watching these gentle powerful gorillas.  (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)
Jean-Marie Girardot - Viewing this silverback up close and personal was a highlight of my adventrue to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.Janet Heiligman - This picture was taken on one of the happiest days of my life.   He looks as though he remembering something that gave him pleasure.  That is the look that I have on my face when I remember my experience with the gorillas.Lisa Ornstein - I enjoyed the trek, the porters and the quiet feel of the forest. When you finally find the family you have been trekking, it is absolutely breath taking.
Lisa Ornstein - The shear power of their presence is like no other animal. The movement of their hands, facial expressions are so human on a much larger scale.  Two silver backs brushed past my leg twice and I never twitched, it was fantastic.Kathy Parakin - Gorillas have a full range of emotion including fear, greed, joy and loveKathy Parakin - Our viewing of the gorillas was limited to a maximum of only one hour. We wished we could have stayed all day!
Ann Swinford - Walking through the pristine rainforests of the Congo, we heard the crack of branches and the rustling of leaves. This female was harvesting leaves and feeding them to her infant.  After about 30 magical minutes they moved on.Gerie Voss - It's amazing how close you can get to these beautiful animals, especially the gorillas, who almost seem like they are posing just for you! (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Gerie Voss - This gorilla caught my eye and appeared to smile for my camera. It was amazing! (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)
Gerie Voss -  I loved photographing the gorillas. Every time I focused on a different member, they had a unique personality and expression. It was wonderful! (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Gerie Voss - It’s an early morning wake-up call and then you meet your park ranger before beginning the trek to find the gorillas. The day is rewarded with moments like this! (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Gerie Voss - This photo is a perfect example of how dense the vegetation is in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda).
Gerie Voss - We stayed at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge which is located near the Park's Headquarters - making it an ideal base for gorilla trekking in Rwanda.Pratap Sadasivan -  The Serengeti plains are home to an estimated 1500 cheetah. (Dunia Camp, Serengeti)Pratap Sadasivan- Male cheetah form a coalition to patrol a larger territory in the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Bill Harker - A young cheetah we spotted during our stay at Little Kwara Camp, Botswana.Darlene Knott - This cheetah uses a termite mound as a vantage point to spot prey. (Serengeti, Tanzania)Tracey Livian - We were blessed with spectacular cat sightings on our Botswana flying safari, including this cheetah. I love how he is reflected in the water. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Doreen Lawrence - The young male cheetah was playing with his mother when he decided to climb a small tree in Tarangire National Park.  His mother pranced below waiting for him to come down so they could rest in the shade on a small grassy knoll.William T. Webb - A sea of cheetah spots, Malaika and her family, all of which have been adopted by the BBC’s show – 'Big Cat Diaries'Rance Craft  - We were able to view white rhino from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia.
Heather Hendershot - With a goal of seeing all of the Big 5, I learned that the rhino was the hardest to find.  But luck was on our side on this beautiful morning as we encountered this mother white rhino. (Mombo Camp, Moremi, Botswana)Richard McLaughlin - The rhino was found toward the end of our trip at Tanda Tula (South Africa).  We were happy to catch the rhinos and with all their hardware intact.Kathy Parakin - An epic sighting! Three black rhinos on the Maasai Mara, Kenya.
Jennifer Steck - Desert adapted rhinos are approached on foot by visitors accompanied by specially trained guides at Desert Rhino Camp. The animals are a rich resource for Namibia and are protected by full time rangers dedicated to their safety.William T. Webb - Seeing a black rhino is always an unexpected gift. Knowing that their numbers are declining due to poaching, we watched these magnificent animals with sadness as the realization that these amazing creatures could soon become extinctRance Craft - The Cape buffalo is a relative of the domestic cow and is regarded as one of the “Big Five”
Doreen Lawrence - I enjoyed taking the photo of this massive Cape buffalo in Serengeti National Park.  His face says it all, 'Don’t mess with me.'Laurie Sharkus - We kept a safe distance from this formidable old 'Dagga Boy' at a muddy waterhole. (Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe)Carole Freund - This 'journey' of giraffe take a break from the mid-day sun on the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Phillip Hurst - A giraffe’s tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black in color (Serengeti, Tanzania)Kristina London - Striking a pose - these two giraffe line up perfectly on the Serengeti plains.Kathy Parakin - A unique perspective of what it feels like to be a zebra with giraffe towering over them (Maasai Mara, Kenya).
John Tarsha - We saw giraffe throughout our safari adventure through Kenya and Tanzania.MaryAnn Watson - The Kalahari sunset picture was taken when out for an evening sundowner. We’d also seen a double rainbow that evening! (Kalahari Plains Camp, Botswana)Shelby Allen - The wildlife I was exposed to during my time in Africa was absolutely stunning. I could not describe to people back home the beauty of Africa, for it is beyond words.
Michael Ballard - The Kudu's locking horns is one of my favorite animal photos. This was taken at Mala Mala Game Preserve in nice early morning light.  When I saw the two begin to spar, I knew I had an interesting scene.Lisa Cantu - The sweet face of a waterbuck taken during our visit to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Rance Craft - This large male kudu had an impressive set of horns during a game drive in Botswana's Linyanti Reserve.
Bill Harker - I mentioned to our guide at Kwando Lagoon that we wanted to see sable and boy, did he deliver! (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Lee Ann Palmer - Seeing animals in their daily activities is what makes an African Adventure so amazing. Here the heat of the day combined with the sparkle of water makes a beautiful portrait of this red lechwe in the Okavango Delta.Kathy Parakin - A herd of zebra enjoy a refreshing drink in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
John Purdy - One of our unexpected discoveries during our stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge located in the Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe, was the discovery of these zebras in a very dense woodland area of the park.Ken Speckler - The game viewing at Mashatu Game Reserve (Botswana) was quite rewarding and I enjoyed the various topography and game.Jennifer Steck - An Oryx, the national animal of Namibia, is surrounded by the arid landscapes near the Desert Rhino Camp. (Damaraland, Namibia)
Jennifer Steck - Herds of zebra are just one of the many highlights of Etosha National Park, Namibia. The animals congregate around watering holes providing unlimited photo opportunities for delighted travelers.Chris Swindal - A red lechwe in Botswana's Okavango Delta, use the marshy water as protection from predators.Martin Cline - We enjoyed the unique experience in Madagascar, such as viewing verr sifaka - a type of lemur.
Barb & Bill Dexter - We took this photo during our exciting chimp trek in Kibale Forest, Uganda.Jean-Marie Girardot - The little mischievous Vervet monkey was just there, by the side of the road and looked so innocent with a tilt of the head that it was impossible not to capture.Doreen Lawrence - The young vervet monkey was climbing trees in the gardens at Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe.
Patsy Samuel - One of the many unique lemurs we saw during our adventure to Madagascar.Patsy Samuel - I love the perspective of this photo – we stood below this lemur as he climbed above our head on a spiny plant (Madagascar).Chet Stein - A dancing lemur in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar
Chet Stein - The  Madagascar portion of the trip allowed us to get up close on foot with wildlife not available anywhere else in the world. The variety of Lemurs and Chameleons provided many photo opportunities.Chet Stein - A lemur lounges in the crook of a tree during our adventure to Madagascar.Chet Stein - This lemur almost looks like he is posing for the camera! Berenty Reserve, Madagascar
Chet Stein - Lemurs were a delightful subject for photography during our trip to Madagascar. They had comical personalities! (Berenty Reserve, Madagascar)Hasmik Yacoubian - In the Ngorongoro Crater scores of baboons roamed the dusty road leading in, out and throughout the crater and as we made our final farewell, one adult female glanced in our direction as though biding adieuMerrilee Fiedler – According to our guide, this hippo had had been ousted from his pod by a competing male who had then replaced him.  He now spent his days splashing around his pond and stretching his wide jaws. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Julie McCord & Chad Brandt - We were fortunate enough to see wild dogs at each of the three camps we stayed - Chitabe, Little Vumbura and Duma Tau. We were fascinated by their social structure and could have watched them for days on end.Kathy Parakin - A hippo displays his enormous mouth at a waterhole in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.John Purdy - Watching one of the meerkats work tirelessly for over ten minutes to uncovered a small scorpion was one of the highlights of our time at Camp Kalahari, located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Saltpans near the Kalahari Desert.
Hal and Ann Quinley - Our last morning at Mombo Camp (with suitcases packed to head home), a pack of six wild dog appeared right in front of us.  We luckily got this picture just as the impala was attacked.  The ensuing scenes were gruesome.Laurie Sharkus - It was our last game drive of our trip that we finally found the endangered and elusive 'Painted Dogs'. They were running about,  playing and dancing together in the golden morning sun, it was a marvelous sight! (Pamushana, Zimbabwe)Skip Shipman - While vultures watch the action, hyenas compete for the remains of a Cape buffalo, running off with a prized hind leg.
Skip Shipman - An amazing sighting at MalaMala Private Game Reserve: an ‘African Artichoke’, also known as a pangolin. (Sabi Sand, South Africa)Chris Swindal - It's quite the feeling to be canoeing along the Zambezi River and have a pod of hippos run from embankment into the water ahead of you or as you pass, or to have one unexpectedly pop up ahead and snorting at you. (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe)John Tarsha - The serval is a distinctive feline with spotted fur, long limbs and large, rounded ears that rotate independently.
Michael Ballard - We had a GoPro camera that we used for the underwater shark pictures. We set it on video with still shots every 5 seconds and just hoped for the best!  We saw several sharks and I managed to capture one with the open mouth.George Joeckal - A small reed frog spotted from our mokoro ride on the Okavango Delta, BotswanaVal & Jack Ledyard - When people think about an African Safari, a leopard tortoise is not what they have in mind.  This shows the diversity of wildlife and also proves that even a tortoise needs to stop for a drink.
David Pinkernell - During our sunset boat ride at Impala Camp our guide let our boat drift up to the largest crocodile we’d ever seen. Seconds later the croc took off into the water with a big splash! (Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania)Chet Stein - We saw numerous chameleons during our visit to Berenty Reserve and Andasibe Mantadia Rain Forest. (Madagascar)Chet Stein - A slow yet lively chameleon shows off its stunning color. (Berenty Reserve, Madagascar)
Kathy Wrobel - This croc was lying low in the grass when we turned the canoe and started paddling towards him; apparently we got too close and he abruptly decided to get back in the water. Who knew something with such short arms could move so fast!