As far as the eye could see, they were there in great numbers: the plains zebra (Equus quagga) and the blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus). Each one was part of the spectacle known as the Great Migration. They kicked up the dust as they ran at sunrise, making it even more amazing. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and I felt very privileged to have witnessed it. Taken in the Central Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa.
I was so happy to see a flock of these Fischer's lovebirds (Agapornis fischeri), so I asked if we could have breakfast near a tree where they had perched. Lo and behold, just this one kept coming closer and closer on the ground. Made me even happier! Every color of the rainbow in one bird. Taken in the Central Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa.
This was a first for me--a lioness (Panthera leo) descending an acacia tree. It's unusual in most areas to see a lion in a tree, and in this case there were *three* of them up there. They aren't quite as graceful as a leopard is when coming down, but still very fascinating to see and photograph. Taken in the Central Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa.
A hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) mother leads her calf into the water of a hippo pool. Taken in the Central Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. The species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at iucnredlist.org.