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    An early hit! First drive in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, saw this guy in the trees, beautifully framed by the light. "Calling home?"
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    Lake Manyara again, beautiful study of mum & baby.
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    "Allow me!" Grooming is an integral part of primate communities. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
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    "You looking at us?" Still in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
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    "Just got an itch!". Lioness chilling out in the Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
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    "A Mother's duty is never done!" Mother & cub, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
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    "Watch Duty!". Always a need to keep watch, for prey or predator! Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    "It's a mans life" say the Lionesses. These males were very chilled duing our "stay" around their pride. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    "Now, where did that Gazelle go?" Alert Lioness, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    Sisterle love! A group of seven or eight young lionesses right by the side of the track. ( Apparently, the belly spots gave them away as being under two years old). Billy, our guide also commented that the engorged nature of their bellies suggested that they'd fed relatively recently.
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    My absolute favourite Lion shot. Taken out in the Western Seregeti near the Grumeti River. We'd gone out there late afternoon/early evening for some Hippo spotting wien this young lady, alone, came along the river bank tasting small water pools until she found one she liked, then mounted the rocks directly in front of us. From here, she walked down the side of the Land Cruiser, so close you could have run your hand down her back as she passed. Again, courtesy of Billy, we learned she was a) young, b) pregnant & c) must have done something bad to be on her own - she'd been kicked out of her pride to be on her own.
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    Hyena, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania. On the alert for food?
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    Hyrx - stange little creatures - didn't really do much apart from lie in the shade! Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    Thompsons Gazelle, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania.
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    Ostrich, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
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    Vultures, never far away! Serengeti National Park
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    Kingfisher, a little angry perhaps? Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    Pelicans, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
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    Zebras, always alert for predators. Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
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    Zebra, bathed in late afternoon sunlight. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.
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    A strange feature we noticed with Giraffes - despite being so big, they have an ability to blend into almost any terrrain; appear or dissapear almost as if by magic in an instant. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
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    "You lookin' at me?" Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.
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    Tender moment.Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.
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    Such Statuesque animals, Giraffe, Lake Manyara National Park
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    Crocodile, stealthy as ever, Grumeti River, Western Seregneti, Tanzania
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    A "Bunch" of Crocodiles ( probably not the correct collective noun but it'll do!), Grumeti River, Western Serengeti, Tanzania
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    Up Close & Personal, first interaction with an elephant, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
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    Such beautiful Tusks. How can anyone think it right to kill for these? Serengeit National Park, Tanzania
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    "If I stretch just a little more, I'll reach it!" Young elephant & Acacia tree, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    Youngster on the loose! Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Beautiful late afternoon lighting
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    Mum & Calf, Serengeti, Tanzania
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    Up close & personal with these elephants, right at the side of our Landcruiser. I found it amazing how delicate the adults could be around the little one. Again, courtesy of Billy, the little "fella" was only a few weeks old. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    Wilderbeest - everywhere!. We were a little early for the main migration back from Kenya but the Ngorogoro Crater, where this was taken, is a "complete" environment for the prey animal so no need to move away
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    Pumba! - mother & baby Boars, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    Hippos, begining to wake up after spending the day in the water, beuatifully illuminated by soft, late afternoon light. Grumeti River, Western Serengeti, Tanzani.
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    Probably my favourite "Big Cat", classic Cheetah pose. Serngeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    Mother & cubs, sheltering in the shade of a tree, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    "Three Cubs!" Seregeti National Park, Tanzania.
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    "Watching Mum", Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.