Zebras and Eland in the Lowveld

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Zebras and Eland in the Lowveld
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Image by Martin_Heigan
Three Plains or Burchell’s Zebra (Equus burchelli antiquorum) and two Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), also known as the Southern Eland.

Zebras and Eland in the Lowveld.

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, October 2007.

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Martin

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Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group
All things beautiful in Nature Group
Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group
The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group

Got Trees..?
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Image by Martin_Heigan
In the Desert birds utilize telephone poles to build their nests, because there are not many tall trees around. This nest belongs to "Sociable Weavers" that live together in a community. Some of the nests get so large, that the telephone poles break under the weight.

Pofadder, Northern Cape, South Africa, August 2007.

Best viewed LARGE.

Featured in my book: "Namaqualand and the Richtersveld – Nature’s Spectacular Canvas".

Martin

Administrator of:
Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group
All things beautiful in Nature Group
Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group
The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group

Saddle-billed Stork (Silhouette)
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Image by Martin_Heigan
A Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) sitting on a dead tree, silhouetted against a late afternoon overcast sky.

Kruger National Park (Jock of the Bushveld Lodge, close to the Malelane Gate), Mpumalanga, South Africa, October 2007.

Best viewed LARGE.

Martin

Administrator of:
Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group
All things beautiful in Nature Group
Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group
The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group

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