Wildlife

Botswana's wildlife

A.J.T. Johnsingh S. Murali Photographs by A.J.T. Johnsingh

 

Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A bird’s-eye view of the magnificent Victoria Falls, which is on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Photo: Mike Johnsingh
A young male leopard, glowing in the golden light of the setting sun. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
One of the two sightings we had of a giraffe with its young. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Five cubs playing with a massive lion, maybe their father, at Savuti. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A Cape buffalo bull, a formidable but favoured prey of the lion. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
African wild dogs in the Moremi Game Reserve. The species is one of the four pack-hunting canids of the world. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A plains zebra and a group of elephants. Photo: Mike Johnsingh
Trees debarked and killed by elephants. Their impact on the habitat is enormous. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The acacia tree, on which the sociable weaver builds its nest, faces a great threat from elephants. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Tsessbe antelopes, which weigh between 125 kg and 140 kg, are suitable prey for the lion. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A roan antelope (male), a rare sighting. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A greater kudu eating flowers of the Capparis species. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The impala, the most graceful of Botswana’s 22 antelope species. Photo: S. Murali
The steenbok, one of the smallest antelopes in Africa, weighing in at 10 kg. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The wildebeest is found throughout the country and is a favoured prey of the lion. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The female waterbuck looks like a female sambar except that the latter has no white ring on its rump. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
An adult African elephant and a black-backed jackal at an artificial waterhole in Savuti. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The support staff (from left), Teenage, Baker (driver and guide), GG and Gottyma, the cook. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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