africa II: wildlife and wild places

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Cheetahs, poised and perfect
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Cheetah orphan on rescue duty
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Ostriches, dancers on a plain
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Ostrich parade: a line of rangers attracts free roaming ostriches
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Orphaned gorilla in Evaro Village, Gabon
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Chimpanzee orphan frolics with a young gorilla in Evaro Village, Gabon
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A carer walks an orphaned chimp and gorillas at Evaro Village, Gabon
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Wistful western lowland gorilla in Loango Park's Evengue island rehabilitation project, Gabon
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A splendid silverback, a western lowland gorilla in Loango Park's Evengue island rehabilitation project, Gabon
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A Serengeti lion in the rain
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A lion guards his kill
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Maasai (one a ranger) and lion in the Ngorongoro crater
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A Maasai moran in the Ngorongoro crater
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Wildebeest migration: an annual spectacle in the Serengeti
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Wildebeest in the rain
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Patterns of zebras, Amboseli
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Zebras under an African sky
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Elephant among palms in the Selous
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River crossing for a Selous elephant
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Sungilded crocodile on the Rufiji river banks in the Selous
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The hippopotamus has vast jaws in front, a vast behind
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A moment of total contentment: baboons from the Pumphouse Gang studied by Shirley Strum
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Bonds are close, if not intimate, in a giraffe group
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Two pairs of giraffe-will they play, mate or fight?
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Egrets cluster around a dead tree
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Flamingoes at Kenya's Lake Nakuru
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Flamingoes on the wing
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Waterbirds feed as night falls
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In the Selous reserve in Tanzania, a handsome swallowtail
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Tail view of elegant impalas
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A hyena stares from long grass
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Bunnies in boots: small playful rabbits though not exactly wild
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A velvet mite is like a jewel on a treetrunk
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One of Africa's great sights: Amboseli elephants with Mt Kilimanjaro as backdrop
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Victoria Falls, a colossus on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia
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Colossus of the plant world: a splendid baobab
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The deepest and hottest place in Africa, Djibouti's Lake Assal
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Lake Abbé in Djibouti. strangely studded with lime outcrops
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Dramatic hills rise from desert in Djibouti
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Djibouti desert
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At a waterhole in the Ogaden desert
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Pleasure, not hardship, on a camel safari from the Desert Rose lodge in northern Kenya's Samburu country
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A Dinka boy with his family's cattle in the southern Sudan
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In Zanzibar waters, off Africa's east coast, small dhows race
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Coral reef colours--Nyali beach on Kenya's glorious coast
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In west Africa, small boys surfing on a Ghana beach
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Africa's extravagant sunsets are celebrated--this one enhanced by the dust of the Ogaden
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