Namibia has lots of nature, lots of wildlife. A lot of the plants are endemic to Namibia. There are many National Parks in Namibia that help to protect the wildlife.

The Namib Desert is especially rich in interesting plants. Phantom Trees (Moringa ovalifolia) occur in the Namib Desert and north central portion of Namibia and southwestern Angola.

The Quiver Tree (Aloidendron dichotomum, german: Köcherbaum, french: Arbre aux carquois) is one of the best known desert plant species of southern Africa. Reaching heights of up to 10 meters, it is a conspicuous and striking component of the native landscape. Quiver Trees grow in arid regions of South Africa and Namibia, predominantly in the west.

Bottle Trees (Pachypodium lealii, french: Arbre bouteille) are restricted in distribution to the Namib Desert in southwestern Angola and northwest Namibia as far south as Waterberg.

Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana) is another plant endemic to Namibia. This plant is toxic for most animals. Reportedly, only rhinos and Kudu eat it, but we saw Southern Steenbuck eat it as well. A noted use is to contaminate watering holes with the plant's latex to poison and catch game which drink from the watering hole.

Another particularly interesting plant is the Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis, german: Welwitschie). The Welwitschia has only two leaves that grow from the main body, but these leaves continue to grow throughout its life and form a huge tangled mass. The main body of the Welwitschia is mostly in the ground. It is short with fairly shallow roots. The Welwitschia is adapted to desert conditions. It can live to 1,500 years. Welwitschia are only found in a strip of land in the Namib Desert comprising parts of western Namibia and southern Angola. It is thought to be a relic from the Jurassic Period and it has changed very little since then.

Another interesting feature in the Namib Desert are the fairy circles. A recent article in Nature proposes a solution. See also a report in Science

Wildlife in the various parks is fantastic. I visited six parks and saw a lot of interesting wildlife. On this trip I saw Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique) for the first time. I also saw South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis, german: Spitzmaulnashorn, french: Rhinocéros noir) for the first time close-up. Very impressive were the Gemsboks (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle), an Oryx species native to Namibia and Botswana.

The Namib Sand Sea around Sossusvlei is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pictures of birds in Namibia and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Namibia
Bird Page for Namibia
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

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

Nature

Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana)
Mountains and desert with clumps of Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana). It is endemic to Namibia. (997k)
Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana)
Desert with clumps of Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana). (1.6M)
Sand Dunes Sossusvlei
Sand dunes in Sossusvlei. (846k)
Sand Dune Sossusvlei
Sand dune in Sossusvlei. (791k)
Sand Dune Sossusvlei Dunes
Sand dune in Sossusvlei. These dunes do not move, they have rocky support underneath. (794k)
Large Sand Dune Called
Large sand dune called "Big Daddy". You can hike to the top along the ridge. (624k)
Big Daddy Wind
Big Daddy in the wind. (449k)
View Deadvlei
View of Deadvlei. (650k)
View Deadvlei Big Daddy
View of Deadvlei from the Big Daddy dune. (654k)
Deadvlei
In the Deadvlei. (666k)
Deadvlei
In the Deadvlei. (616k)
Mysterious Fairy Circles Sossusvlei
Mysterious fairy circles in Sossusvlei. It is not clear what causes these rings. (855k)
Fairy Circles Sossusvlei
One of the fairy circles in Sossusvlei. (1.5M)
Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Canyon. (908k)
Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Canyon. (595k)
Valley Namib Naukluft National
Valley in the Namib Naukluft National Park. (812k)
Scenery Namib Naukluft National
Scenery in the Namib Naukluft National Park. (598k)
Rock Formation Namib Naukluft
Rock formation in the Namib Naukluft National Park. (816k)
Rock Formation Sesriem
Rock formation near Sesriem. (767k)
Lake Otjikoto Only Two
Lake Otjikoto, one of only two natural lakes in Namibia. It is up to 55 m (180 ft) deep. The name is Herero and means "deep hole". (1194k)
Almost Full Moon
Almost full moon. (505k)
Evening Desert
Evening in the desert. (652k)
Evening Desert
Evening in the desert. (1316k)
Morning Desert
Morning in the desert. (559k)
Sunset Desert
Sunset in the desert. (520k)
Sunset Desert
Sunset in the desert. (381k)
Sunset Desert
Sunset in the desert. (366k)
Full Moon After Sunset
Full moon just after sunset. You can see earth's shadow in the atmosphere. (707k)
Nightfall Desert
Nightfall in the desert. (446k)
Nightfall Desert
Nightfall in the desert. (524k)
Nightfall Desert
Nightfall in the desert. (454k)
Nightfall Desert Crescent Moon
Nightfall in the desert with crescent moon. (520k)
Nightfall Desert Crescent Moon
Nightfall in the desert with crescent moon. (466k)
Nightfall Chobe River
Nightfall on the Chobe River. (586k)

Plants

Cactus
Cactus. (1303k)
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus, german: Echter Papyrus, french: Papyrus). (982k)
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)
Desert with scattered Welwitschias (Welwitschia mirabilis, german: Welwitschie). They are endemic to Namibia. (855k)
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis, german: Welwitschie). (1471k)
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis, german: Welwitschie). (1459k)
Main Body Large Welwitschia
The main body of a large Welwitschia. It is about 40 cm (16") across. (1018k)
Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana)
Damara Milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana). This plant is toxic for most animals. Reportedly, only rhinos and Kudu eat it, but we saw Southern Steenbuck eat it as well. (1212k)
Mopane Aloe (Aloe littoralis)
Mopane Aloe (Aloe littoralis). (1357k)
Phantom Tree (Moringa ovalifolia)
Phantom Tree (Moringa ovalifolia). It is endemic to Namibia and southern Angola. (774k)
Shepherd's Tree (Boscia albitrunca)
Shepherd's Tree (Boscia albitrunca). (1272k)
Shepherd's Tree (Boscia albitrunca)
Shepherd's Tree (Boscia albitrunca). (1044k)
Quiver Tree (Aloidendron dichotomum)
Quiver Tree (Aloidendron dichotomum, german: Köcherbaum, french: Arbre aux carquois). It is endemic to Namibia and South Africa. (1415k)
Bottle Tree (Pachypodium lealii)
Bottle Tree (Pachypodium lealii, french: Arbre bouteille). It is endemic to Namibia and southern Angola. (1161k)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana)
Tree (maybe African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana)). (1381k)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana). (1.5M)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana). (1070k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1.5M)

Animals

Termites Building Tubes Plant
Termites building their tubes on a plant. (1153k)
Termite Mound Termite Mounds
Termite mound. The termite mounds have the color of the surrounding soil. Following are mounds of various colors. (1.7M)
Dark Brown Termite Mound
Dark brown termite mound. (1112k)
Red-brown Termite Mound
Red-brown termite mound. (1318k)
Grey Termite Mound
Grey termite mound. (1.6M)
White Termite Mounds
White termite mounds. (1158k)
Grasshopper (Dictyophorus griseus)
Grasshopper (Dictyophorus griseus). (981k)
Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae gen.)
Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae gen., german: Schwarzkäfer). (831k)
Adesmia (Adesmia sp.)
Beetle (Adesmia sp.). (1.6M)
Flatplate Millipede (Spirostreptidae gen.)
Flatplate Millipede (Spirostreptidae gen.). (1112k)
Kalahari Tree Skink (Trachylepis spilogaster)
Kalahari Tree Skink (Trachylepis spilogaster). (607k)
Cape Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)
Cape Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris, german: Kap-Borstenhörnchen, french: Écureuil de terre du Cap). (1029k)
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi)
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi, german: Smith-Buschhörnchen). (990k)
Rock Hyrax Colony
Rock Hyrax colony. (1071k)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis, german: Klippschliefer, french: Daman du Cap). (1114k)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis, german: Klippschliefer, french: Daman du Cap). (893k)
Rock Hyrax Toilet
Rock Hyrax toilet. (1266k)
Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus)
Slender Mongooses (Herpestes sanguineus, german: Schlankmanguste, french: Mangouste rouge). (865k)
Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus)
Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus, german: Schlankmanguste, french: Mangouste rouge). (956k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (1434k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (828k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (1274k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Close-up of Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (760k)
Southern Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis megalotis)
Southern Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis megalotis, german: Löffelhund, french: Renard à oreilles de chauve-souris). (798k)
Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas)
Southern African Black-backed Jackals (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabracken­schakal, french: Chacal à chabraque) feeding on the remains of a Cape Wild Dog kill. (1273k)
Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas)
Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabracken­schakal, french: Chacal à chabraque). (1290k)
Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas)
Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabracken­schakal, french: Chacal à chabraque). (1138k)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (980k)
Cape Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ursinus)
Cape Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus ursinus, german: Bärenpavian, french: Chacma). (1180k)
Cape Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ursinus)
Cape Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ursinus, german: Bärenpavian, french: Chacma). (1243k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère) with babies. (1294k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1117k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (830k)
Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis)
Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis, german: Kirk-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Kirk), endemic to Namibia. (1.6M)
Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis)
Female Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis, german: Kirk-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Kirk). (914k)
Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis)
Baby Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis, german: Kirk-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Kirk). (925k)
Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis)
Male Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis, german: Kirk-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Kirk). (969k)
Desert Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia steinhardti)
Desert Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia steinhardti, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (901k)
Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris)
Male Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris, german: Steinböckchen, french: Steenbok) eating poisonous Damara Milk-bush. (1325k)
Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris)
Male Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris, german: Steinböckchen, french: Steenbok). (1317k)
Watering Hole Zebras Kalahari
Watering hole with Zebras, Kalahari Springboks, and Gemsboks. (1214k)
Drinking Kalahari Springboks
Drinking Kalahari Springboks. (633k)
Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri)
Male Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri, french: Springbok). (948k)
Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri)
Male Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri, french: Springbok). (1041k)
Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri)
Male Kalahari Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis hofmeyri, french: Springbok). (1047k)
Fighting Kalahari Springboks
Fighting Kalahari Springboks. (1188k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Harem of Black-faced Impalas (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala) on alert. There was a lion nearby. (1354k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Drinking Black-faced Impalas (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1085k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Female Black-faced Impalas (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1184k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Drinking male Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1238k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Male Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1339k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Male Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). Note the characteristic black markings around the tail. (863k)
Sparring Male Black-faced Impalas
Sparring male Black-faced Impalas. (1284k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Resting male Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1216k)
Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Close-up of male Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (861k)
Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche)
Female Red Lechwes (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (889k)
Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche)
Male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (1050k)
Gemsbok Kalahari Springboks Ostriches
Gemsbok, Kalahari Springboks, and Ostriches. (1020k)
Gemsboks Way Watering Hole
Gemsboks on their way to the watering hole. (1317k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsboks (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (836k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsboks (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (1423k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Drinking Gemsboks (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (785k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (1150k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (1017k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (1127k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (1052k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle). (830k)
Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama)
Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama, german: Südafrikanische Kuhantilope, french: Bubale caama). (726k)
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, german: Buntbock, french: Blesbok). (853k)
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
Close-up of Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, german: Buntbock, french: Blesbok). (518k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Southern Greater Kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou) and Hartmann's Mountain Zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae, german: Bergzebra, french: Zèbre de montagne de Hartmann). (1124k)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella, german: Spießbock, french: Oryx gazelle) and Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1189k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Drinking Southern Greater Kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1212k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Female Southern Greater Kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1025k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1070k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1098k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1040k)
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus)
Herd of Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (812k)
Cape Eland (Taurotragus oryx oryx)
Cape Eland (Taurotragus oryx oryx, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland), the second largest antelope. (1427k)
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus)
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (946k)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae, german: Bergzebra, french: Zèbre de montagne de Hartmann). The mountain zebra has only alternating black and white stripes. (1085k)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae, german: Bergzebra, french: Zèbre de montagne de Hartmann). (1099k)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae)
Hartmann's Mountain Zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae, german: Bergzebra, french: Zèbre de montagne de Hartmann). (1169k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Herd of Burchell's Zebras (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). This zebra has light brown stripes in the white space between the dark black stripes. (1203k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Drinking Burchell's Zebras (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). (1015k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). (1159k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Juvenile Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). (1104k)
Close-up Burchell's Zebra
Close-up of Burchell's Zebra. (865k)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
Angolan Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola). (928k)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola) seeking shade. (1220k)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola) browsing low bushes. They have a special valve system in their veins to prevent blood pooling in their head when they reach down. (927k)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola). (1447k)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola). (1371k)
Close-up Angolan Giraffe
Close-up of Angolan Giraffe. (817k)
Close-up Angolan Giraffe
Close-up of Angolan Giraffe. (560k)
Giraffe Bones
Giraffe bones. (1388k)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1178k)
Hippos Chobe River
Hippos on the Chobe River. (963k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (1.8M)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) bull with lots of scars and an open wound. (944k)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis, german: Spitzmaulnashorn, french: Rhinocéros noir). The rhino has been de-horned to prevent poaching. (1370k)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis, german: Spitzmaulnashorn, french: Rhinocéros noir). (1322k)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis, german: Spitzmaulnashorn, french: Rhinocéros noir). (1342k)
South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis)
Close-up of South-western Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis, german: Spitzmaulnashorn, french: Rhinocéros noir). (1087k)
Herd Elephants Watering Hole
Herd of elephants at a watering hole. (1106k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) with baby. (1116k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1286k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Feeding African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1117k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sparring African Bush Elephants (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (992k)
Elephant Herd Approaching Watering
Elephant herd approaching the watering hole. (860k)
Drinking Elephants
Drinking elephants. (1005k)
Drinking Elephants
Drinking elephants. (1019k)
Drinking Elephant
Drinking elephant. (1306k)
Drinking Elephant
Drinking elephant. (1185k)
Baby Elephants Hardly Reach
The baby elephants can hardly reach the water. (1071k)
Baby Fell Into Watering
This baby fell into the watering hole basin, which caused quite a commotion among the adults. They all came and tried to help the baby. (976k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) scratching an itch. (1358k)
Close-up African Bush Elephant
Close-up of African Bush Elephant. (1323k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Necking Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1081k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Mating Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1174k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Feeding Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1060k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Feeding Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique), with a Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabracken­schakal, french: Chacal à chabraque) trying to steal from their kill. (1.6M)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique) chasing a Southern African Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabracken­schakal, french: Chacal à chabraque) away from their kill. (1478k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1158k)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1416k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
A couple of Southeast African Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1293k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Sleeping Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1292k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (867k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Yawning Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (850k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (762k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1208k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Stretching Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1012k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Close-up of Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (793k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée) with baby. (757k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée) with baby. (781k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (1010k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) in a tree. (1414k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) in a tree with an antelope. (1260k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) in a tree feeding on an antelope. (1103k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) cleaning up after the meal. (997k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) coming down out of the tree. (1.6M)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (1436k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
Close-up of African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (936k)
Couple Lions
Couple of lions. (819k)
Couple Lions
Couple of lions. (1143k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1010k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1082k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (917k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (929k)
Mating Southern Lions
Mating Southern Lions. (951k)

Videos of Predators

Following are a few videos of several predators.

Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (25.3M)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (45.6M)
Mating Lions
Mating lions. (34.3M)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (22M)
Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus)
Feeding Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (51.7M)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
Feeding African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (84.5M)
African Leopard Cleaning After
African Leopard cleaning after feeding. (68.1M)

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