Curiosity
       
     
Animal Symphony
       
     
Elephant Skin
       
     
En Profil
       
     
Ride along oxpeckers
       
     
Nosejob
       
     
Another Hippo bites the Dust
       
     
Face of a young King
       
     
Body of Spiderman
       
     
Curiosity
       
     
Curiosity

This was just 1 of those moments.. 

A moment you will never ever forget. Ruaha National Park has stolen my heart. What an amazingly remote and pure place.  

After driving around all day long in the amazing planes of South-West Tanzania, we found so many different animals. The only thing that day that did not cross our paths, was a Lion. 

Our driver had two options: Take the left or right road at a bifurcation. At that moment we decided we will go right, and make some nice shots of Giraffes. After driving for 5 minutes, we suddenly hit the emergency brakes and there they were: 5 Lion Cubs, 4 Female Lions and 1 big Male Lion! Wow what a sight. 

Animal Symphony
       
     
Animal Symphony

Driving around in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, we found on the bright daylight, a big group of Elephants ( 13-15). Our driver saw in their behavior that they would go to drink water at a huge pool.

We decided to go to that Pool and waited for the big herd to come.
And did they! The whole pool was 1 big party of animals ( like a scene from the Lion King), all living peaceful with it each other. 

We found Crocodiles, many different species of birds, Elephants, Zebra's and Giraffes. 

A must see for every Animal lover!

Elephant Skin
       
     
Elephant Skin

A female Elephant, coming towards us and eating dry grass and branches. The sounds, the force, the appearance; you get a huge respect for this animal, walking around in the planes of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

I zoomed in on the skin of the Elephant, so you can see how thick, rigged and unique it is. 

The sun was setting as we were driving around in our jeep, trying to find the most amazing places in Tanzania.

En Profil
       
     
En Profil

Afrika, Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, 2015

The first day after we arrived in Ruaha National Park. You cannot start to imagine what is going to happen to you once you have seen this wild animals in their natural habitat. No people around, just nature. 

These impala's are everywhere, meat for the hungry predators. After a while you stop looking at them cause there are so many, but in the beginning you still find the beauty in them. Here we got really close to a big group of female Impala's and I was able to capture this girl as the morning sun just hit the side of the face, making the part glow. 

Ride along oxpeckers
       
     
Ride along oxpeckers

Africa, Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, 2015

The African Giraffe has a good this going. Not that many predators, good living conditioners and some oxpeckers that are always hungry for some parasites. Here in this image you can find that the giraffe has quit a huge body for a lot of oxpeckers to come and eat away.

Nosejob
       
     
Nosejob

Africa, Tanzania, 2015.

A little friends rides along the nose of the lizard. Friends or just coincedence?

Another Hippo bites the Dust
       
     
Another Hippo bites the Dust

Africa, Tanzania, 2015.

Another Hippo bites the Dust. Getting bullied by the huge family of hippo's, they start of young with a lot of scratches on their skin. Makes them tough. And they need to be. These animals are super fast on land and make each other run for their lives when they are fighting 1 another.

Face of a young King
       
     
Face of a young King

Africa, Tanzania, 2015.

Looking back at a jeep, he does not really separate the people inside the jeep from the jeep, or does he...

This alfa male had 4 female lions and 5 cups to take after. Really impressive moment to find these animals all together at once.

Really lucky and happy with these Lions!

Body of Spiderman
       
     
Body of Spiderman

Africa, Tanzania, 2015.

They say the skin of this little lizard was the inspiration for the suit of spiderman. With its super bright and contrasting colors I think 1 of the most colorful creatures walking on land.