African wild dog and spotted hyena are usually aggressive competitors. This fascinating encounter took place when one dog from an Okavango pack made some friendly contact with first one, then another spotted hyena. Soon after, the rest of the wild dog pack attacked the hyena. See the full story and more pictures HERE: Join Grant on an upcoming photosafari: http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/
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A Kalahari male Lion in patrol early morning before sunrise. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
by Hendri Venter / DigitalWild
Herds of wildebeest cross a river in the Masai Mara. Every year hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara game reserve to graze during the migration.
by Carl De Souza
Award winning image of a leopard on the hunt by professional photographer & photographic safaris host Wim van den Heever whilst leading an ODP Safaris trip in Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
Wim van den Hevver Wildlife Photography Website
An African ‘white elephant’ has coated itself in mud at a watering hole in the Etosha National Park in Namibia.
by Schalk Van Der Merwe
Nat Geo Merit Winner: White Rhino’s by Stefane Berube
The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn’t provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda.
Picture: Stefane Berube/NatGeo
Photo and caption by Hamish Mitchell / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa, this lion was one of four coalition males that had made an elephant kill during the night. For four days they fed on their prey, and this beautiful male was ready for a nap after filling his belly.
Picture: Hamish Mitchell
Nat Geo – Merit Winner: A Night at Deadvlei by Beth McCarley
“The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadveli means “dead marsh.” The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.”
Picture: Beth McCarley Facebook Page
A Lot to Discover!
Curious elephant calf discovering the surrounding, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
by Marja Schwartz
Two one year-old Alaskan bear cubs play in the sand in the McNeil River, Alaska
A scared hippopotamus dives into a river to escape a pack of lions who were feeling peckish in South Africa’s Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Picture: MORNE HAMLYN/ CATERS NEWS
This antelope cheated death by escaping the clutches of a hungry cheetah – even though the fearsome predator had sunk his claws into its flank. The adult hartebeest was grazing when the cheetah – after slowly stalking closer to its prey – chased after the grassland antelope. The spotted predator was able to sink its claws into the fully-grown hartebeest before it lost its grip and the animal made its lucky escape
Picture: Manoj Shah/Solent News & Photo Agency
Cheetah Reflected in the Masai Mara, Kenya
by Craig Brady
Pregnant Lioness resting in a sausage tree in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Kidepo is another national park where you can find the rare tree climbing lions.
by Rob Gipman/Tamara
A lion flashes his teeth moments after waking up at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana
by Andy Skinner