Elephant covered in dust and dark mud near the Galana river in Tsavo East
Tsavo East National Park
Near the Galana river a giraffe was nipping green sprouts from the surrounding acacia trees. A character full face.
A Secretary Bird hunting for insects in the dry/arid Tsavo East.
Hippopotamus quietly floating around in the Galana river Tsavo East
A Oryx lightly disturbed looks up from the grazing to see what we are doing. Beautiful afternoon sunshine in Tsavo East
A nice profile of a Spur wing plover in Tsavo East
The contrast between the violent Galana river and the barren landscape of Tsavo East
I am not sure if this Olive Baboon was talking me or what was the intention, but the sounds and the gestures was there.
Looking at this adult elephant and you can see one of the back legs is disfigured. Most likely inherited as we saw other elephants in the herd with similar issues. Apart from the disfigured back leg the elephant looked healthy so it would not have been too much of a handicap for survival.
Crocodiles basking in the sun can overheat but opening the mouth can lower the body temperature. Here a example from Tsavo east.
With the Yatta plateau in the background you get a good impression of the rugged terrain of Tsavo East. The Galana river is in the foreground giving a few green specks to the barren view.
Elephant walking in the Galana river with the Yatta Plateau close by
Yellow necked Francolin standing in beautiful warm backlight.
These colorful Vulturine Guineafowl are insect and seed eating birds. Normally seen in the semi arid regions of Kenya.
The Secretary Bird is known for its powerful legs and can easily kill small snakes and other reptiles in the tall grass.
This Hippo did not like our presence and left the small lake with a turtle hanging on the back. The turtle did not fall off as long as I could watch the Hippo disappear in the forest.