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2015, Wildlife
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1st Place Wildlife: Dylan Lee - At the end of a healthy walk in Hwange, Zimbabwe, we arrived at a water hole for sundowners. A breeding herd awaited us, and the sun and dust mixed for a show not 50 yards away.2nd Place Wildlife: Alex Kostich - The 45-year-old majestic silverback Guhonda, the oldest known living mountain gorilla. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.3rd Place Wildlife: Janis Webb - One amoung thousands of wildebeest during the Great Migration in Kenya's Maasai Mara.
Runner Up Wildlife: Chris Donovan - Our final afternoon in Namibia couldn't have been more memorable, as we witnessed this majestic display of elephants frolicking in the sand and dust after a long drink at an Etosha waterhole.Runner Up Wildlife: William Webb - An eipic sighting of a black rhino at sunset on the plains of the Maasai Mara.Runner Up Wildlife: Chris Swindal - During my time in Tanzania’s Ruaha, almost every evening we went on a leopard trek on Kimilamatonge hill. I saw six different leopards and one of them on two different occasions, over my five nights.
Runner Up Wildlife: Darlene Knott - This beauty at Chitabe Camp posed perfectly by the water and even gave us a 'straight-on' stare. Perfect! Okavango Delta, Botswana.Chris Swindal - I followed a family of cheetah at Naboisho Camp in the Maasai Mara. After a successful hunt and feeding, the cub lay down between her mother’s paws and was tenderly groomed.Eric Gurwin - During our time at Chitabe Camp, we had some epic sightings include 3 leopards, 6 lions on a hunt, 8 wild dogs, and a mother and two sub-adult cheetahs. Each sighting was really special! (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Jim Kleeman - The cheetah posed for us for about 10 minutes while I feverishly clicked away. I was very glad I had rented that long telephoto lens. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Jim Kleeman - I wanted to see a cheetah on a termite mound and our guide delivered the quintessential moment on our second day on safari in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Chris Swindal - These three cheetah cubs chase each other and play tag at sunrise while the mother prepares for what would turn out to be a successful day of hunting. Naboisho Camp, Maasai Mara.
Janis Webb - I photographed this beautiful cheetah during a game drive on a nearby game conservation which borders the Maasai Mara, Kenya.Chris Swindal - Having left Naboisho Camp well before sunrise, my guide and I were thrilled to locate the cheetah family that we had been shadowing for three days. The mother was sandwiched between her three cubs watching for game just as the sun came up.Chris Swindal - Six month old cub escapes the chill of dawn by huddling between his mother and siblings near Naboisho Camp (Maasai Mara, Kenya).
Jim Kleeman - The cheetah finally decided it was time to move on but couldn’t leave without giving us a big stretch and yawn. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Susan Leidy - After playing a game of hide and see around the termite mound, these two playful siblings decided to run through the wet marshland to cool off. Our jeep almost got stuck trying to follow them. (Chitabe Lediba Camp, Okavango Delta)Jim Everlove - As we sat perfectly silent, this cheetah family strolled around our vehicle at Phinda Game Reserve. They were within 3 feet of our Land Cruiser and the only sound was rustling grass as they passed.
Bob Kaplan - Cheetah was one of the animals I really wanted to see while on safari. We spotted these in the distance while driving out of Tarangire National Park. They were the first of 18 cheetah we saw during our time in Tanzania.Debby Fazendeiro - A picture perfect moment on our 2nd day in the Serengeti.  We were near the airstrip and this mother cheetah with her 2 cubs happened along the road, crossed in front of us and made her way to this mound.Jim Everlove - A mother Cheetah at Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. We came upon her & 5 Cubs at dusk on our first Phinda game drive.
Marie Caner - Three giants witnessing the playful cheetah cubs. Mashatu Tented Camp, Tuli Reserve,  Botswana.John Burke - We had the pleasure of watching two adolescent cheetah who were watching us. Serengeti, Tanzania.Barbara Lyndrup - Some of the cheetah family at Mashatu Game Reserve were intently watching an impala hiding in the tree line just ahead of them while one kept his eye on us.
Natalia Karassina - ‘Catch me if you can!’ A young cheetah hunts on the Serengeti.Judy Wissel - We had the most wonderful experiences on our African Adventure! During our time at Sayari Camp in the northern Serengeti we watched this family of cheetah interact with their mother.Jim Kleeman - During an early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park  we saw a baby elephant making an appeal for breakfast.  Mom wasn’t quite ready and continued to move down the trail.
Richard and Carolyn Hayman - It seemed to me that watching this one cover himself with mud was just away to get dirty again. Our guide told us the mud covering keeps the elephants cooler. Chobe River, Botswana.Bruce Kingsbury - On our last night in Africa we took the sunset cruise on the Ra-Ikane above Victoria Falls.  We watched these two elephants pushing and shoving each other for 15 minutes in the water and up on an island in the Zambezi River.Tami Thomsen - ‘Trip of a lifetime’ doesn’t begin to describe our family safari to Tanzania. We had 7 family members from 11 years old to 78 and we were all  happy with everything including the epic game viewing.
Barbara Lyndrup - Over two mornings we photographed four different groups of elephants coming for a drink at the Mashatu Tented Camp before quickly heading to the Marula forest to spend the day. Tuli Reserve, Botswana.Bruce Kingsbury - On our first safari in 2010, my wife was disappointed that she did not experience an elephant’s mock charge. This year we shared the thrill in Kafue National Park, Zambia.Susan Leidy - This magnificent boy was charging towards the jeep but stopped in his tracks long enough to pose for a picture. Kwetsani Camp, Okavango Delta.
Dan Eckmann - We took this photo from the Chobe Game Lodge boat.  This elephant with unique markings was a member of a large herd that had come to the river for a drink of water. Chobe, BotswanaChris Donovan - An organized line of elephants - the youngsters safely positioned in the middle - marched in to join the springbok, kudu, giraffe, gemsbok and impala already drinking their fill at an Etosha waterhole. NamibiaJanet and Jorge Carabelli - We saw countless elephant families like this one, wherein the matriarch protects the younger mothers and offspring.  Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire, Tanzania.
Chris Donovan - One of the awe-inspiring experiences I've ever had on my travels-- a spectacular line of elephants appearing like a mirage from the haze and moving fast, scattering other animals on their way for a late afternoon drink.  Etosha, Namibia.Ronnie Goyette - A memorable moment on our Tanzanian safari! This elephant charged our vehicle and thanks to the quick thinking of our guide we managed to avoid injury to both us and the elephant.Chris Donovan - Etosha elephants patiently gather back into organized formation after a long drink and dustbath.
Barbara Lyndrup - A unique perspective as this baby elephant was about to topple into the pond at the Elephant Hide water hole at Mashatu Tented Camp. Tuli Reserve, Botswana.Marie Caner - Friends at the waterhole. Nxai Pan Camp,  Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana.Heidi Addlestone - While in Botswana, I was overwhelmed with gratification this gentle giant allowed me a moment of his presence.  A memory I will hold close always.
David Rosoff - Leopard in tree near Chitabe Lediba in Botswana.  This leopard seemed to be scanning the bush for a meal unconcerned about our presence 100 yards away.Eric Gurwin -  This spectacular leopard was one of 3 that we saw during our time in the Okavango Delta. Our guide, BB was outstanding and positioned us perfectly for photos.(Chitabe Camp, Botswana)Alex Kostich - The rising sun perfectly illuminated this drowsy juvenile leopard on an early game drive in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.
Reid Dusenberry - A picture perfect shot of a large male leopard, high up in the crotch of a tree. We saw him while at Tanda Tula and managed to get our picture while photographing him in the New York Times Sunday magazine on October 11, 2015.Lee Harkleroad - Scoping the landscape for potential prey, this female leopard’s previous hunt was ruined by baboons and squirrels. Mombo Camp, Moremi Reserve, BotswanaEric Gurwin - A young leopard alert to its surroundings in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Terry Landers - During our time at Little Vumbura Camp, we shared two special days of game viewing with this beautiful female leopard. We discovered that she had two cubs. At this moment she was just waking up from a nap. Okavango Delta, Botswana.Betsy Richardson - A different Vumbura Plains leopard tracking a herd of impala. We watched her intensity and tactics in awe as she moved in for the kill. Okavango Delta, Botswana.David Rosoff - This baby leopard was waiting for its mama to return with food.  Near Little Vumbura Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Thia Bunker - I like this image, because to me it captures the beauty, power and grace of the leopard - its' essence. Linyanti Confluence, Botswana.Kelsey Janes - Our guide knew we wanted to see more big cats. When he heard a leopard had been spotted we drove over to find her sleeping. Waiting for over an hour, she eventually woke up. It was time well spent! (Serengeti, Tanzania)Susan Leidy - We had about 10 seconds to capture this beautiful leopard when he leapt up onto a fallen tree trunk to get a better view. Chitabe Lediba, Okavango Delta.
Betsy Richardson - After an hour of tracking on the part of our guide, Zee, we witnessed the enthusiastic reunion of mother leopard and her cubs. It was the perfect picture of nature in a most innocent and peaceful moment. Okavango Delta, BotswanaPeter Cutler - It was the first of three leopards we were fortunate enough to see on our trip. He was only about 15 feet away from our open top vehicle and it was thrilling to be so close to such a beautiful animal. Tarangire, Tanzania.Maryann Watson - Watching her walk through the tall grass was a treat - remarkable how this large, spotted cat can blend in so well.  She never did hunt, and we had to leave her because of darkness. Tubu Tree Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Darlene Knott - A most magnificent animal, the leopard can camouflage quite well in a tree. But, fortunately, our guide at Chitabe Camp spotted a tail from 200 yards away as we drove! Okavango Delta, Botswana.Terry Landers - There was a tense moment for this mother leopard when she was searching for her cubs. Thankfully they reappeared from the bush and there was a wonderful reunion. Okavango Delta, Botswana.Betsy Richardson - This little cub wisely decided that limb was high enough in the tree climbing lesson. Okavango Delta, Botswana
Mark Greenberg - This elusive leopard was found in the trees of Samburu.  Our guide Jelly tracked  the leopard by listening to the monkeys and then seeing where they were looking, and then immediately going to the leopard's location.Linda Andrew - Taken in Mashatu, Botswana, this leopard was resting on a ridge overlooking a dry river bed very content  in allowing us to observe it in full view.Larry Gutter - A female leopard who hadn’t been seen on the MalaMala Game Reserve in quite a while (our ranger could tell from the markings on her face). Sabi Sand, South Africa.
Janet and Jorge Carabelli - Namiri Plains’ guide Lenga has AMAZING eyesight!  He somehow spotted - pun intended, though they really are rosettes versus spots! - this leopard lounging on a tree limb. Serengeti, Tanzania.Craig Gifford - Taken on Kenya’s Maasai Mara, this leopard was lounging under a bush to stay cool.  He looked straight at me with a very relaxed gaze.  He seemed quite content to have his picture taken.Betsy Richardson - Redefining ‘tree climbing’! We were mesmerized as we observed a mother leopard teaching her two cubs to climb to the safety of high trees. Okavango Delta, Botswana
Todd Messinger - Even though Katavi National Park in Tanzania receives relatively few visitors a year, this leopard was very relaxed in our presence.Todd Messinger - Our private guide spotted this leopard by observing several giraffe standing ‘on guard’ in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.Barbara Bernstein -  Hillary Mandia, our incomperable Tanzanian guide and friend, drove us under a tree directly below this leopard. It was close enough to pull his tail.
Eric Gurwin - In Bwindi, the trackers and guides hacked away at the undergrowth to give us great views and wonderful photo ops. The hour flew by too quickly but we all had a very special time. (Uganda)Pam Hall - The baby mountain gorilla is part of the Agashya Family in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.  Agashya means 'special'. Silverback Agashya's baby was very special!Peggy Young - Gorillas have a full range of emotion including fear, greed, joy and love. (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda).
Alex Kostich - I was so excited to be surrounded by so many gorillas that I nearly missed this baby, whose mother was swaddling it close to her breast as the rest of us snapped away. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.Kelsey Janes - I captured this gorilla snacking on our visit to the Agashya family. My favorite part was when they would tuck into a ball and roll down the mountain side to eat in privacy. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.John Rosskoff - The dominant Silverback gorilla in the Gushimara Group was eating and I had my camera pointed at him, hoping he would turn toward me. Then he did, and I snapped away. It was a once in a lifetime experience! Volcanoes NP, Rwanda
Peggy Young - This youngster stood up on his mother's back as she dozed. He stood up, looked right at us and beat on his chest and did it so clumsily that he knocked himself to the ground. Adorable! Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.Michael O'Brien - The gorilla mother and baby were in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. She came out of the bushes while we were watching the silverback. She sat there for a long time as if she were contemplating these strange humans.Peggy Young - 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)
Peggy Young -  Our viewing of the gorillas was limited to a maximum of only one hour. We wished we could have stayed all day!Peggy Young - Gorillas have a unique nose print that researchers use to identify individuals (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)Maura Mazzer - I love how this guy is just pondering away the day--no worries!  (Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda)
Maura Mazzer - Taken on our first trek! What a great experience to see 3 generations in one photo and the youngest is only 2 days old!Eric Gurwin - Chimp viewing in Uganda’s Kibale Forest was spectacular...we did two chimp walks and had great views of the apes in the trees and also on the forest floor.Eric Gurwin - Our chimp guide/ranger, Jessica, was fabulous and in fact we were the only people in the forest in the afternoon and that was a special treat. (Kibale Forest, Uganda)
Eric Gurwin - Sitting no more than 15 feet from some of the chimps as they sat was quite amazing. (Kibale Forest, Uganda)Eric Gurwin - We were lucky to see the chimps organize a hunting party as they had a taste for meat...but luckily for their intended prey that afternoon, the chimps had to settle for veggies.Ronnie Goyette - We were thrilled to come upon a tree-climbing lion in Tarangire. She was asleep and after waiting out the other safari vehicles, she woke up and stared right at us. It was spectacular!
Chris Swindal - One of the Four Killers at Namiri Plains surveying his territory. It was early morning, wide open plains as far as the eye could see and this supremely confident cat stopped to look towards the sun, almost posing. Quintessential Africa!Santiago Eliaschev - The ‘Three Bachelors’ were sleeping on a rock kopje on the Serengeti – it appeared they had a wild night.Bruce Kingsbury - Our second morning based at Busanga Bush Camp we found the Papyrus Lion Pride and the two beautiful black maned males, the Musanza Boys, as the sun was rising.  Kafue NP, Zambia.
John Burke - Two very young lion cubs who were not doing a very good job hiding in the grass. Mother was nearby, alert to danger. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.John Rosskoff - We had been driving all day looking for the famous tree climbing lions of this region.  We had all but given up when we came upon this fellow snoozing away.  He was out like a light! (Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda)Janis Webb - This lioness' face is tinged with blood from a recent zebra kill. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Victoria Gordon - One of the enormous Bruise Brothers who specialized in feeding on hippos. They made a kill during our first evening and we watched them eat it over 2 days while hundreds of vultures waited their turn. (Kwara Camp, Botswana)Kevin Fazendeiro - While these lions enjoyed their snack, a herd of elephants made their way to the river to drink. The lions weren’t going to leave that zebra behind. In the ensuing chaos we were lucky enough to capture this moment. Serengeti, Tanzania.John Burke - The senior lion in the pride seemed to be thinking about what was for breakfast. Note how scarred his nose is. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Debby Fazendeiro - Our first evening on the Serengeti we came across this large pride of lions heading ‘home.’  There were maybe 25 in the group. This one stood out from the pride.Janis Webb - This male lion is searching and calling for his injured brother on the Maasai Mara, Kenya.Michael Peterson - Our last day on the Serengeti, we were on our way to the airstrip we discovered these lionesses in an acacia tree. They had 8 small cubs hidden in nearby bushes, away from the dangerous Cape buffalo.
Alain Lantigua - Our guide took us to a watering hole where a pride was resting, it was late afternoon. A few of the cubs tried the patience of the adults and after being gently chided they left to explore on their own. (Phinda Reserve, South Africa)Marie Caner - Face to face with the enemy. Tau Pan Camp,  Kalahari, Botswana.Karl Newmeyer - In Hwange we watched a pride of 11 lion wake up, stretch, drink, and prepare for nightfall. Having eye contact with these two beauties on the termite mound was a favorite moment that has stayed with us.
Chris Donovan - In the fading Ongava light, a glorious lone lion curls up and checks us out without much interest. During our one game drive in Ongava we had terrific encounters with lion and cheetah. Andersson’s Camp, Namibia.Michael Peterson – Enroute to our Serengeti camp, this lioness was prowling on a nearby kopje. At the base was a pride of 17 other lions and cubs and I think she was doing her turn at watch.Jim Everlove - One of our nights at Ngala Tented Camp, we heard loud sounds outside our tent. We learned these were the calls of two lion brothers. On the morning game drive we located the two brothers meet and exchange head nudges.
John Burke - One of four lions, fast asleep in the same tree. One of the many things we would have entirely missed if not for the knowledge and eagle eye of our wonderful guide. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.Dale Davis -  We had been searching for the three desert-adapted lion brothers for about an hour and finally tracked them to these bushes.  These magnificent animals territory was very near our camp, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.Steven Main - A lioness not so gracefully exiting the tree. Easier to get up than down. (Serengeti, Tanzania)
Betsy Richardson - A VERY satisfied South African male lion in Singita Lebombo shortly after a kill.  Although he was pretty ‘laid back’, he quickly made it known when he didn’t want us any closer. We got the message Loud and Clear!Dan Eckmann - This was the very last thing we saw on our safari vacation.  The whole pride walked within 10 yards of the vehicle.  A fantastic ending to our magical vacation. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Victoria Gordon - This is a very unusual photo of a lioness who permitted a mature male (the father) to assist in care for a surviving 6 week old cub (the cub is in the photo camouflaged in the grass). Central Kalahari Games Reserve, Tau Pan
Carol Selton - I took almost 2000 photos it was tough to narrow down but this is one of my favorite images. (Serengeti, Tanzania).Richard and Carolyn Hayman - Our October visit at the end of the dry season meant that grasses we low enough for us to easily see lots of game. We saw over 30 lions during our time at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, South Africa.Joshua Walkowicz - During our stay at Olakira Mobile Camp near Lake Ndutu, we spent time with this lion pride consisting of four females, two males and seven cubs. The females were allowing the cubs to play in the grass. (Serengeti, Tanzania)
William Webb - Four lazy lions on Kenya's Maasai Mara.Dan Eckmann - During our time in the Okavango Delta, this was the only time we saw the dominant male with this pride. Resting in the shade the dominant male and female were sleeping – looking so peaceful.Clark Donat - ‘Lions don't climb trees!’ On our first game drive of our first safari we witnessed a hungry lion climb this tree (where a leopard had left remnants of a carcass). The guide explained how unusual this was to witness. Fantastic start!
Janet and Jorge Carabelli - ‘Playing hard to get.’   A female lion was flirting shamelessly with this male and the hussy ultimately had her way with him — multiple times.  Who needs soap operas when there’s real-time ‘Bush TV!’Larry Gutter - First game drive at MalaMala Game Reserve near Kruger National Park – a large male lion that walked right by our jeep as night was falling.Maureen Noland – Taken at Idube Safari Lodge in South Africa, we were rewarded with fantastic wildlife sightings – like this gorgeous male lion!
Craig Burson - We were told during our trip that only a handful of adult rhinoceros remain in Tanzania’s Serengeti due to heavy poaching. When we came across this mother with her new baby we were beside ourselves!  Conservation efforts are paying off!Chris Donovan - Black rhino topped my wish-list on this safari, as I had only seen them before as dots on the horizon in Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.  This was the first of several close sightings we had in Etosha and Ongava.Barbara Bernstein - We were lucky enough to see this beautiful black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater. He is only one of 18 left in the crater. It was a highlight for us!
John Burke - Mother white rhino and child. The young one kept trying to nurse, but mom wasn't having any of that. Probably because the young one's horn was becoming quite developed. Ouch. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.Reid Dusenberry - Our first sighting of the black rhinoceros, which was on our bucket list. Our driver, Sarah, was determined that we would find one, and we did! (Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa)Jim Everlove - A spectacular Big Five sighting of a rhino with calf during our stay at Ngala Tented Camp, South Africa.
Nancy Lind - We had many wonderful rhino sightings during our two days of game viewing based from Mombo Camp. (Moremi Reserve, Botswana).Barbara Lyndrup - The endangered black rhino and her calf were found after a day's stalk in Tswalu in the Green Kalahari. We tracked them for many miles using dirt roads and paths as a grid. Through the bush we were rewarded by this amazing sight.Larry Gutter - One of several white rhinos we saw crossing the road in front of us during a morning game drive at MalaMala with a hitchhiking cattle egret on its back.
Larry Gutter - Two white rhinos during a game drive in Ongava Reserve near Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia.Marie Caner - Sundowner cocktail for giraffes at the Nxai Pan waterhole. BotswanaTami Thomsen - On our multi-generational family safari, all of the guides and  staff were amazing but Id have to give a special nod to our guides Jabshir and Moudy, who were outstanding! (Tarangire, Tanzania)
Jim Everlove - We watched this graceful giant lope across the road and begin munching on treetop vegetation. Ngala Tented Camp, South Africa.John Burke - Dawn at Hatari Lodge to witness a group of 8 giraffe emerge from the acacia trees and formed a semicircle around us. It was magical. Near Arusha National Park, Tanzania.Terry Landers - During our time at Chitabe Camp we saw an outstanding baby giraffe standing with its mom.  Beautiful eyes, long lashes, cute nose, perky ears and fixated on us.  Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Richard and Carolyn Hayman - Our afternoon drive through Chobe National Park in Botswana gave us some wonderful sightings. Here, two giraffes are striking a pose for us will long lenses on our cameras. I wonder what they are saying to each other.Chris Donovan - Awkward-looking but efficient, a giraffe bends to drink quickly before the arrival of a vast troop of elephants. Etosha, Namibia.Mary Brady - We stopped to watch the sun setting and a giraffe came over and seemed to know it was time for a photo op.  I looked at my daughter and said ‘a glorious first sunset for us in Tanzania.  How great is this?’
Mark Greenberg - The iconic African giraffe, taken in Samburu on our first day looking for the Samburu big fiveSusan Leidy - We voted this giraffe to be the tallest and most handsome and by the look on his face, he thought so too!  Chitabe Lediba, Okavango Delta.Bobby Burg - Early morning in Tarangire, we looked south towards the mountains and the elder giraffe and elephant presented a great foreground for the beautiful landscape.
John Burke - A lone wildebeest contemplates the future, or wonders where the rest of the herd got off to. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.Karen Burke - We saw thousands of wildebeest. The adults were very protective of the newborns, and formed a circle around the little guys whenever they perceived danger. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.Janis Webb  - Mara River crossing during the Great Migration (Kenya).
William Webb - A curious wildebeest on Kenya's Maasai Mara.Mark Greenberg - Our first river crossing that we experienced during the great migration in the Maasai Mara.  We saw over 6,000 wildebeests and zebras at this one crossing.William Webb - Mara River crossing and witnessing the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara.
Chris Donovan - Two of Namibia's endemic black-faced impala lock horns for a duel as a female watches close-by.Etosha.Bruce Kingsbury - I have a fondness for kudu and this bull is one of the most impressive that I've seen.  We spotted him with his calf on a game drive on our first full day in Lower Zambezi N.P.Dale Davis - These two oryx personified the stark nature of their environment. How do they survive in these arid conditions? We found their horns to be spectacular. (Skeleton Coast, Namibia)
Mark Greenberg - Two gerenuks eating in Samburu.  The gerenuks are part of Samburu’s special five and always eat while standing up.  This is one of my fondest memories.Reid Dusenberry - We loved how the light shining from behind the kudu made their ears glow red. We saw these at Mashatu also.Dan Eckmann - My wife Jennifer had just said the one thing she would like to see were Sable.  Within 5 minutes our fantastic guide, Ron found this group. (Vumbura Plains Camp, Botswana)
Barbara Lyndrup - Our guide and tracker at Tswalu estimated this oryx/gemsbuck calf was about an hour old. The mother kept trying to hide the calf from our view. Tswalu, South Africa.Nancy Lind - Sable antelope have long been my favorite hoofed African animal but I have seen very few. With our expert guide, we headed out the next morning and after several hours we spotted the herd of sable antelope. (Okavango Delta, Botswana)Dylan Lee - We spent four of our nights on the Zambezi River. But my best hippo photo came from the Khwai River, Botswana. I love how this big boy emphasized his display by stomping in the water.
We loved getting an eye-level view of hippos at Murchison Falls, Uganda.David Rosoff - These hippos are to be avoided while in the canoe. This guy took an up close and personal interest in us. Thrilling and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.Mark Greenberg - Hippopotami and egrets enjoying their symbiotic relationship where the egrets eat parasites off the hippopotami and the parasites provide food for the egrets. Amboseli, Kenya.
Jim Kleeman - A mother hippo protects her baby in the lake in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.Russell Greenfield - Mother and calf were nuzzling in a universal show of love. So big, yet so gentle with each other. In that moment we learned that not all wildlife viewing in Africa is about the hunt. (Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana)Nancy Lind - An interesting sighting of a hippo out of the water feeding during the day on Chief’s Island, Moremi Reserve (Botswana).
Dylan Lee - This pair of painted dogs led us on a speedy chase along the Khwai River in Botswana. The couple were establishing a territory, preparing to start their own pack. I captured this during a very, very brief pause.Darlene Knott - An endangered species, the African wild dog, is a treat for the eyes. Following this pose, we watched them race to a kill and steal it from the cheetah and her cubs. Quite an experience and we saw it all! Okavango Delta, Botswana.Dan Eckmann - Wild Dogs resting after an unsuccessful hunt, they were still on high alert.  (Vumbura Plains Camp, Botswana)
Mark Knott - So similar, but also so different! This ‘twin’ portrait taken at Chitabe Camp in Botswana shows the markings unique to each individual zebra.William Webb - Zebra close-up. Maasai Mara, Kenya.John Burke - Two young zebra playing together, seeing who could be the best at annoying the other. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.
Jim Kleeman - A pair of black rhinos wanders amongst the zebra. The Ngorongoro Crater wall provides an impressive backdrop for photos.David Rosoff - This vervet monkey was eating flowers along the Zambezi River while I enjoyed my morning coffee. Vundu Tented Camp in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.Maryann Watson - There was a terrific troop of baboons at Savuti. Several ‘junior’ members of the troop were quite curious and also posed very nicely for me.  This little one had such an endearing face, and I loved the ears !  Linyanti Reserve, Botswana.
Terry Landers - We came upon a mother and baby vervet monkey while at Chitabe Camp.   Mom was digging bugs out of the tree limb and the baby was very curious — staring directly at us. Okavango Delta, Botswana.Eric Gurwin - L’Hoest’s monkeys live in mountainous areas in small, female-dominated groups. They live throughout Uganda where we viewed this one.Bruce Kingsbury - During the search for the perfect sundowners spot, a large herd of buffalo blocked the road. Sundowners were postponed further when our guide got the call that a leopard was spotted. Lower Zambezi, NP.
Susan Leidy - This huge fellow separated from his herd long enough to show off his best friend and groomer ‘tweety bird’. Chitabe Lediba, Okavango Delta.Jim Everlove - We visited a hyena den which had been formed in a massive abandoned termite mound. The animals were quite curious and came right up to the vehicle and nibbled on the tires. Ngala Tented Camp, South Africa.David Rosoff - The honey badger was the coolest animal we saw on safari.  This one was out in the open wandering unmolested among elephants. Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Chris Donovan - The stunning vista--minus the distinctive odor--of the cape cross seal colony, where a seemingly infinite number of seals rested, played, swam, fed and bickered.  Skeleton Coast, Namibia.Alex Kostich - I captured this shot during a bumpy ride across the desert plains in Namibia on the way to Dead Vlei. These were rare desert foxes, and I didn't realize until much later how fortunate I was to see three all at once!Larry Gutter - Indri Indri found in the Andasibe National Park in Madagascar.