OWPC: Rhino

Rambling Rhino

Black Rhino, Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Backroads America: Beaver Dam

A new beaver dam on the edge of a small channel in Big Mantrap Lake, Minnesota.

The other side of the channel.

K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Where the Wild Things Are

Gray Langur

Gray Langur monkey, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Mango Tanago

Mango Tango Mud in Udawalawe National Park

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

One of three recognized special of Asian elephants, the Sri Lankan elephant is much smaller than the African elephant. A patchy, almost spotted pink depigmentation is found on its ears, face, and trunk, though the mango tango mud hides the pink in this photo. See the shot below for a better view of the depigmentation. A very low percentage of Sri Lankan elephants, about 2% of the population, have tusks. In addition to Udawalawe National Park, where this photo was taken, Sri Lankan elephants can be found in Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park but also live outside protected areas. We did not see elephants in Yala National Park the day we visited, but they were plentiful in Udawalawe. Sri Lanka is said to have the highest density of elephants in Asia, largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

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CFFC: Birds

A Few Birds of Namibia

Variations on a Theme

Over 600 species of birds are found in Namibia. I am not a good bird photographer, but I did manage to capture a few of the birds commonly found in various sections of the country.

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CFFC: The Letter Z

Zebra – Variations on a Theme

Harem of Burchell’s zebra, or plains zebra, grazing in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Burchell’s zebra are distinguished by light brown stripes running inside the lines of their black and white striped pattern.  Plains zebra prefer open grasslands and watering holes and often mix with other species. Burchell’s zebra are highly social, forming harems with a single stallion, several mares, and their foals. Harems may form large herds. The plains zebra is the most common of three zebra species, and it is the most geographically widespread.

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