This majestic Waterbuck was standing right near the gate as we entered the park. He was so large and regal looking.
This wild beast is an African Water Buffalo and he was perturbed. Before I got to him, I was watching 2 male tourists from afar taunting the buck and getting far too close. I really thought the buck would charge them. Stupid tourists get killed every year because they get out of their cars and get too close to the wildlife.
There were so many types of wild game in the park. I don't know the names of a lot of them but looked on line and think I have them correctly identified.
A lot of different types of gazelle reside in the park. A gazelle is any type of the many antelope species in the genus Gazella. I learned that the word gazelle derives from the Persian word "Ghazal" which means "elegant and quick ".
|Impala, eating in the bushes.
I enjoy taking photos of animals that watch me closely.
I keep my respectful distance.
|(Defassa) Waterbuck feasting in the forest.
|I think this one is called Thomson's gazelle. They depend on short grasses for sustenance.
|Friends taking photos.
|Breathtaking views from the clifftop.
|I love looking down from high above.
|I've always been fascinated by zebras and this baby zebra was so cute.
|Zebras always seem to quietly & peacefully go about their business.
|This little guy was very curious and watched me as I snapped away.
|See how well camouflaged these animals are. I think these are young Waterbuck or Impala Antelope.
|Hiding in the bushes on the way to the cliffs was this baby Dik dik. Poor thing. I think it lost it's mom.
Joining in with host Eileen at Saturday's Critters.