Readers’ wildlife photos

November 10, 2022 • 8:00 am

Today’s photos come from Rosemary Alles, who lives in South Africa and works for a conservation organization that partners with local people. Her narrative and captions are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them. This is only part of a larger set: more photos will come later.

I am an American living (temporarily) in SA. These pics were taken from my small studio in rural South Africa and while within the greater Kruger region. I am originally from Sri-Lanka, a war-torn nation just to the south of India. My family and I immigrated to the west to escape a violent civil war in Lanka.You can find more about us (the work our org does) here. We focus primarily on indigenous women/children at the intersection of conservation.

African Forest Elephant Bull (Loxodonta cyclotis):


African elephant, young bull:

African leopard, subadult and mother (Panthera pardus pardus):

Aging  common warthog male (Phacochoerus africanus):

Blue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis):

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas):

Crested barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) :

Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)

Duiker,, eye:

African elephant, eye:

Feeding Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri):

22 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Your life must be very satisfying, as it certainly seems a worthy cause. And these are exceptional pictures! That 2nd elephant picture creates a great composition of textures and shadows.

  2. These photos are so exciting to see. They are all incredible.
    What a great foundation! Looks like you do incredible work.
    Thank you!

    1. Agree that Forest Elephants do not occur in South Africa (afaik, but perhaps there are some captive there); the differences between E. africanus and E. cyclotis are subtle and debated.

      1. IUCN recognizes the two species as distinct. Both red-listed; endangered and critically endangered, despite which, CITES has failed to place both species on Appendix 1 – for a single listing. Several populations of L. Africa remain on Appendix 2.

        I’ll ping Jerry for a correction of the taxonomy.

        Apologies about the delayed response, have been busy.

  3. Thank you very much everyone. Your comments and thoughts are much appreciated.

    Apologies about the delayed response. Have been very busy.

    Please share and support our work.

    Happy holidays!

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