I visited several nature parks in Ghana. In the south I saw Kakum National Park, the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve, the Wli Waterfalls, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, in the center I visited the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and the Mole National Park, and in the northern parts I saw the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, and the Gbelle Resource Reserve.

In Paga I visited the sacred crocodile ponds. These are supposedly the "friendliest" crocodiles in Ghana, and it is said that the souls of the royal family reside in them. They are well fed. You buy a chicken and the local guide will call a crocodile out of the pond and feed it the live chicken. It is amazing how fast the crocodile snaps its jaws shut around the chicken.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Scenery

Hazy Evening Beach Gold
Hazy evening at the beach on the Gold Coast. (504k)
Savannah Mole National Park
Savannah in the Mole National Park. (1053k)
Kintampo Waterfalls
Kintampo waterfalls. (765k)
Flooded Black Volta River
Flooded Black Volta River near Buipe. (567k)
View Volta Lake Dam
View of the Volta Lake near the dam. (572k)
Upper Wli Waterfall
Upper Wli Waterfall. (1204k)
Bosomtwe Lake Meteor Crater
Bosomtwe Lake (a meteor crater) in the haze. (808k)
Brush Fire Saw Lots
Brush fire. I saw lots of those. Most of them are deliberately set to get rid of the old dry grass and to start new growth. There are always people around the fires, catching animals that are flushed out. (714k)
Fresh Growth Burned Grass
Fresh growth out of burned grass. (891k)
Canopy Walkway Kakum National
Canopy walkway in the Kakum National Park. (1382k)
Even More Afraid Canopy
She was even more afraid of the canopy walk than I was. I walked only a short part of the canopy walk. My fear of heights just doesn't let me do much of this type of walking. (1084k)

Plants

Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (816k)
Fan Palm
Fan Palm. (932k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (921k)
African Mahogany (Khaya sp.)
African Mahogany (Khaya sp., german: Afrikanisches Mahagoni). (1071k)
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba)
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba, german: Limba, french: Fraké). (1323k)
Strangler Fig Host Tree
Strangler Fig. The host tree has already died, only the fig that grew around it survives. (1220k)
Tree
Tree. (609k)
Philodendron
Philodendron. (1117k)
Bamboo
Bamboo. (1390k)
Tree Seed Pods Termite
Tree with seed pods. Termite mounds in the background. (980k)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before I touched it. (789k)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after I touched it. It started to fold up its leaves. (804k)
Peregrina (Jatropha integerrima)
Peregrina (Jatropha integerrima, french: Epicar). (584k)
Ouabain (Strophanthus gratus)
Ouabain (Strophanthus gratus, french: Strophanthus glabre du Gabon). (584k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (682k)

Insects

Army Ants Crossing Our
Army ants crossing our path. (1059k)
Giant Ant Over 2 cm
Giant ant. It was over 2 cm (0.8") long. (940k)
Area Full Termite Mounds
This area was full of termite mounds. (1298k)
Termite Mound About 3-4 m
Termite mound, about 3-4 m (10-13 ft) high, with tall spires on top. As I recall, these spires help with the air circulation through the mound. (1255k)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.). (828k)
Outer Shell Millipede Burned
Outer shell of a millipede. It was burned in a brush fire. (1125k)
Banded Groundling (Brachythemis leucosticta)
Banded Groundling (Brachythemis leucosticta). (712k)
Skimmer (Orthetrum sp.)
Skimmer (Orthetrum sp., german: Blaupfeile, french: Orthétrum). (685k)
Dropwing (Trithemis sp.)
Dropwing dragonfly (Trithemis sp., german: Sonnenzeiger). (595k)
Red Basker (Urothemis assignata)
Mating Red Baskers (Urothemis assignata). (558k)
Butterflies Bobiri Forest Butterfly
Butterflies in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (1064k)
Forest Grass Yellow (Eurema senegalensis)
Gregarious Forest Grass Yellows (Eurema senegalensis) in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (754k)
Dark Blue Pansy ssp. oenone (Junonia oenone oenone)
Dark Blue Pansy ssp. oenone butterfly (Junonia oenone oenone). (775k)
Paula's Sailer (Neptis paula)
Paula's Sailer (Neptis paula). (860k)
Variable Diadem (Hypolimnas anthedon)
Variable Diadem (Hypolimnas anthedon). (516k)
Northern Angola White Lady (Graphium angolanus baronis)
Northern Angola White Lady butterfly (Graphium angolanus baronis). (847k)
Western Dotted Border ssp. chloris (Mylothris chloris chloris)
Western Dotted Border ssp. chloris (Mylothris chloris chloris). (828k)
Plain Tiger ssp. alcippus (Danaus chrysippus alcippus)
Plain Tiger ssp. alcippus butterfly (Danaus chrysippus alcippus, german: Kleiner Monarch, french: Petit monarque). (847k)
African Stick Mantis (Heterochaeta sp.)
African Stick Mantis (Heterochaeta sp.). It was sitting on our car. (509k)

Reptiles

Agama Lizard (Agama sp.)
Agama Lizard (Agama sp., german: Agamen). (783k)
Peter's Rock Agama (Agama picticauda)
Female Peter's Rock Agama (Agama picticauda, german: Agamen, french: Agama agama). (542k)
Peter's Rock Agama (Agama picticauda)
Peter's Rock Agama (Agama picticauda, german: Agamen, french: Agama agama). (758k)
Close-up Male Peter's Rock
Close-up of a male Peter's Rock Agama. (570k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil) in a tree. (720k)
West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus)
West African Crocodiles (Crocodylus suchus, german: West­afrikanisches Krokodil, french: Crocodile d'Afrique de l'ouest). (854k)
West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus)
West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus, german: West­afrikanisches Krokodil, french: Crocodile d'Afrique de l'ouest) in the sacred crocodile pond in Paga. (1181k)
West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus)
Close-up of the West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus, german: West­afrikanisches Krokodil, french: Crocodile d'Afrique de l'ouest) in Paga. (1004k)
Sacred Crocodile Chicken
The sacred crocodile got its chicken. (980k)

Mammals

African Sheath-tailed Bat (Coleura afra)
Probably African Sheath-tailed Bats (Coleura afra, german: Afrik. Schiebeschwanz-Fledermaus, french: Emballonure d’Afrique) in a cave in the Shai Hill Game Reserve. (425k)
Egyptian Tomb Bat (Taphozous perforatus)
Egyptian Tomb Bats (Taphozous perforatus, german: Ägyptische Grabfledermaus). The bats were actually somewhat active, they were flying around frequently. (575k)
Bats Cliffs Wli Waterfall
Bats on the cliffs of the Wli Waterfall. They are staying outside, not in a cave. (1158k)
Buffon's Kob (Kobus kob kob)
Harem of female Buffon's Kobs (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (778k)
Bachelor Buffon's Kobs Males
Bachelor Buffon's Kobs. The males that don't have a harem stay together in a bachelor herd. (669k)
Buffon's Kob (Kobus kob kob)
Dominant male Buffon's Kob (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). They frequently stay just a little away from their herd of females. (829k)
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa)
Female Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (949k)
Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Female Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (1076k)
Northern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus africanus)
Feeding Northern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). They always go down on their front knees to feed. (834k)
Northern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus africanus)
Northern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère) with some serious tusks. They can be very aggressive and dangerous with their tusks; even Hyenas shy away from warthogs. (1086k)
Tantalus Monkey (Chlorocebus tantalus)
Tantalus Monkey (Chlorocebus tantalus, german: Tantalus-Grünmeerkatze). (725k)
Lowe's Monkey (Cercopithecus lowei)
Lowe's Monkey with baby (Cercopithecus lowei, german: Lowe-Meerkatze, french: Cercopithèque de Lowe). (736k)
Lowe's Monkey (Cercopithecus lowei)
Lowe's Monkey (Cercopithecus lowei, german: Lowe-Meerkatze, french: Cercopithèque de Lowe). (895k)
Lowe's Monkey (Cercopithecus lowei)
Close-up of a Lowe's Monkey (Cercopithecus lowei, german: Lowe-Meerkatze, french: Cercopithèque de Lowe). (706k)
White-thighed Colobus (Colobus vellerosus)
A troupe of White-thighed Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat) in a tree. (1297k)
White-thighed Colobus Hangin'
A White-thighed Colobus hangin' out. (950k)
White-thighed Colobus (Colobus vellerosus)
Close-up of a White-thighed Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat). (633k)
Graveyard Monkeys Boabeng Fiema
Graveyard for monkeys in the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. (1460k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Female Olive Baboon with baby (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (805k)
Female Olive Baboon Baby
Female Olive Baboon with baby. She is holding on to the tail of the baby. (975k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Male and female Olive Baboons (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). The baby is clinging to the belly of the female. (985k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Threatening male Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (789k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) resting in the river. (697k)
Hybrid African Savannah ×
Hybrid African Savannah × Forest Elephant (Loxodonta africana × cyclotis). (1024k)
Close-up African Savannah ×
Close-up of an African Savannah × Forest Elephant (Loxodonta africana × cyclotis). (1113k)
Pushing Over Small Tree
He was pushing over a small tree. (934k)
Had Erect Penis While
He had an erect penis for a while. (814k)

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