Monday, November 23, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: DumaTau Bush Camp

Banoka and Xigera are in the Okavango Delta.  DumaTau Bush Camp is north and east of those camps, on the Linyanti River, on a fault line just south of Namibia.  Here are some animals.

Three wild dogs are on the prowl.

Three giraffes.  Their spots darken as they get older.

A safari vehicle, usually a converted Range Rover or Toyota.

We saw hippos often, but during the day they generally stay submerged.  Only nostrils, eyes and backs are visible most of the time.  This hippo ventured out during the day, probably because he was very hungry.  (The rainy season was very much delayed, so the grasses and leaves that animals feed on were sparse.)  You can see an oxpicker on his back, a bird that feeds on the hippo's ticks. 

This spotted hyena strolled down a path without a care in the world until he saw a warthog.  
They stared at each other for a few minutes, then the hyena beat a retreat.


The last two images show a parade of baboons crossing a wooden bridge and 
three of the baboons heading to wherever the baboon pack was going.


EG CameraGirl said...

What a fantastic adventure you are on!

RedPat said...

I'm loving all your pics from this trip, Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

You have more great photos today Jack. I especially love the hippo!

William Kendall said...

The lone hyena is particularly impressive.

Kay said...

More amazing animal shots! I don't think I'd care to stare down either a hyena or a warthog.

Dianne said...

Oh my Jack ! what a different world with abundant wildlife and scenes I've only ever viewed on tv.
How amazing that little bird lives on the hippo's ticks.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Lovely to see such fine pictures of old friends. I say "old friends" because when I was a child I took great interest in all animals, mainly inspired by little picture-cards that used to be given away with packets of tea at that time. I must admit though, apart from watching the odd wildlife documentary on TV, I haven't really thought about them for some years.