Wildlife

Africa’s ark

Print edition : June 26, 2015

The crested crown crane, the dandy of the crater.

A moment of serendipitous proximity to an African tusker.

Surprisingly, the African elephant (above) has never been domesticated.

A lilac-breasted roller.

A ground hornbill pair.

An ostrich (along with its pair, not in picture) leading its nine chicks to safety across the road in Ngorongoro.

The secretary bird, endemic to Africa, takes its name from the quill-like feathers in its crest.

A marsh eagle sporting haute couture feathers.

An African bustard.

Flamingos in the Magadi lake, a salt lake in the crater.

The inscrutable wild buffalo. Of all the animals in the crater, the Masai fear this unpredictable animal the most.

A hippo at its belligerent best in a pond at the bottom of the Ngorongoro crater.

A spotted hyena.

A startled jackal in the crater.

A curious warthog.

A Grant's gazelle.

A zebra with its foal.

A skittish wildebeest.

Waterbucks which resemble rodents.

A pensive hartebeest.

An impala with its fawn.

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