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01-19-2017, 07:04 AM   #4981
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We saw some groups of buffalo, one pretty big herd, and a few isolated individuals such as this.

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Here's a handsome fellow, even if he would not turn to look at me.
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This one was facing us but he was too lazy to get up. He was with two females and we saw them in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Common waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus)

http://www.outtoafrica.nl/animals/engwaterbuck.html

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A not-so-handsome fella
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Pair of dik-diks. I wonder if when settled in this way, they almost always face in different directions. Logically, they would
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A not often seen sighting of a Bushbuck lamb


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Often seen - where would they hide? I think maybe this is a male.
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yeah, it is kinda hard for them to hide even in thicker brush and trees

this adolescent (calf???) and the adult were photographed in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania

you can clearly see the different style of pattern which indicates these are Masai Giraffes

"Masai Giraffe
The spots on this particular species of giraffe are jagged compared to the others. With a full grown height of about 18 feet, the Masai Giraffe can’t help but to be noticed."

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Warthogs, camera shy perhaps?
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This one was not camera shy, but far enough away not to be bothered.
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Helmeted Guinea fowl, on the run.
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a little bit larger animal

note the dark area on the head which might be mistaken for a wound, it is not

it is a secretion indicating sexual behavior.

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Bull elephants annually cycle between a state of heightened aggressiveness, called musth, and non-musth. A musth elephant is primed to mate, and fights other bull elephants, attacks other animals, and may destroy inanimate objects in its way. Musth bulls produce a distinctive low-frequency vocalization, the musth rumble, have thick secretions from their temporal glands (the duct from the temporal gland opens between the eye and the ear), and continuously dribble urine. Testosterone levels are at a peak in musth males and probably regulate this extreme form of reproductive behavior." - Musth

"A bull does not come into musth until he is at least 25 years old. Between 25 and 35 his musth periods lengthen from a few days a year up to one and a half to three and a half months, until at 40 to 50 he is coming into musth for four to seven months each year. As age takes its toll he becomes unequal to the demands he faces and his musth periods shorten and come less often and more irregularly." - Musth - What is elephant ?MUSTH?? | Jejane

We saw numerous male elephants with such secretions. We did not see any "combat" between males or any matings among the elephants. This is one found in the Tarangire National Park Tanzania. Remember that we were below the equator so the local season was winter not summer.
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This elephant looks peaceful enough. All by itself down on a riverbank.
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Another image captured on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania with two lions in the foreground, cape buffalo next and finally in the back ground the wall of the crater itself.

Again this photo reminds me of a painting
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