Readers’ wildlife photos

June 3, 2023 • 8:15 am

Today’s photos are the first of three batches of pictures taken by reader Daniel Shoskes on a trip to Africa. He didn’t supply the scientific names, so I’ll just give a link to the animals (Daniel’s words are indented.) Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Here are photos from our trip to Africa. Started in Livingstone Zambia, traveled through Zimbabwe, and into Botswana.

Bee Eater birds:

Monitor lizard:

White rhino (we saw a group of 5 in Chobe park in Zambia and there are only 10 left in the country):

Family of baboons:

Red-Billed Hornbill (Zazu from Lion King!):

Kori Bustard:

Grey Go-Away-Bird (really its name. Call sounds like someone saying go away):

African Fish Eagle (ironically eating a fresh kill of a bird rather than a fish):

African Cape Buffalo:

Elephant swimming in the water using its trunk periscope style to breathe:

African elephant eating:


Marabou stork:


Lilac-Breasted Roller:

Jaguar on the ground:

15 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Looks like quite an incredible trip!
    What an array of animals. I love that jaguar!
    Thank you!

  2. I think that that is a leopard. I believe jaguars are found only in the Western hemisphere.

  3. The elephant is of course snorkeling rather than periscoping. Looks so much like the classic faked Loch Ness monster picture!

  4. I think that’s a Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) – it’s one of the largest lizards in the world.

  5. I always enjoy RWPs from Africa. Incredible animals, all. I like the name of the Grey “go away” bird. I assume the “go away” is in English?

  6. Some great photos. I especially like the giraffes, the elephant eating and the first two pictures; the monitor photo seems quite magical.

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