Wild Boar in Namibia

The wild boar is ranging now almost over the whole globe.

They are very adaptable and in a way they are clever too.

This picture was again taken by my wife earlier this month in Namibia.P1030673.MP4_snapshot_00.03_[2016.06.24_16.41.56]

The wild boar was very close to her at the time.

They ( both the wild boar and my wife ) didn’t seem to be frightened at all.

King of the Beasts at Namibia

This is the animal that is used in many symbols, logos, emblems, statutes of many cultures and countries, for many centuriesP1030559.MP4_snapshot_00.03_[2016.06.24_15.20.30].

There is a silence in the wilderness just before this animal appears.

Many animals are so frightened and fled before or when the lion appears.

He is the king of beasts; a symbol of strength and bravery.

Picture taken by my wife in Namibia earlier this month.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

This week’s DP photo challenge is Partners.

This is a photo taken earlier this month by my wife in Namibia, Africa.IMG_0048

I am sure nobody would disagree this shows partnership.

. . . . . . . . . . put your head on my shoulder . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Black Rhinoceros in Namibia

Here is an abridged description of the black rhinoceros from Wikipedia:
The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey.IMG_0049

The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The word “white” in the name “white rhinoceros” is often said to be a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word wyd meaning wide, referring to its square upper lip, as opposed to the pointed or hooked lip of the black rhinoceros. These species are now sometimes referred to as the square-lipped (for white) or hook-lipped (for black) rhinoceros.P1030502

The species overall is classified as critically endangered, and three subspecies, one including the western black rhinoceros, were declared extinct by the IUCN in 2011.

Both pictures were taken by my wife earlier this month in Namibia, Africa.

Cheetahs in Namibia

Firstly, I must apologize for uploading the picture of a leopard instead of a cheetah in my previous post.

I was amazed at my findings and rushed to do a post – the close up of a leopard supplied by my wife and also my success in extracting the leopard from the video / burst.

To make up for my mistake, I am now posting the pictures of a cheetah.P1030659.MP4_snapshot_00.01_[2016.06.24_16.36.06]

A cheetah has the following features:

They have simpler spots, the leopards have more complicated ones.

They have sort of a vertical scar near to the eyes.

They have a more slender body.P1030659.MP4_snapshot_00.00_[2016.06.24_16.37.00]

Please forgive my haste in preparing the post.

Social Weaver’s Communal Nest

These are some of the biggest bird nests I have come across in pictures.

They are so big that I cannot believe it.P1030190

The pictures were taken by my wife in Namibia, Africa.

I would like to see pictures of weaver birds leaving or entering the bird’s nest.P1030191

Instead of ordinary houses, these birds prefer mansions.

Understand the nest is for communal living!

 

 

The Cheetah in Namibia

I have just found out how I can extract an image from a 4K video.

I was thrilled to be able to extract this image of a cheetah which my wife has captured as part of her 4K video.P1030649.MP4_snapshot_00.03_[2016.06.24_07.35.10]

The cheetah is known to be the fastest moving animal on earth.

I am glad that she has taken this video in Namibia, Africa.

Please enjoy 🙂