Some sort of mud snail?? In the mangroves
Not sure what the scientific name for what this fisherman was calling Carp Gris is....
Wasn't able to get a photograph of these guys in the street trees around the town of Tabakouta.
World's biggest heron!
This must be the most popular fish in Senegal. You see 'Thiof' (pronounced Choff) in every restaurant.
roosting on the ceiling of the lodge and also in trees throughout town
Caught on shrimp
This frogfish was absolutely bizzare - caught using shrimp as bait in the mangroves.
These barbets travel in little gangs.
These guys have bright orange heads in the breeding season, but not when I saw them...
The place were we were staying had two giant African Spurred Tortoises in a pen along with 2 generations of offspring (about a dozen 4 inches across and another dozen two inches across and they explained that more eggs were under the sand). Apparently they reintroduce these offspring to the nearby Reserve de Fathala / Salome National Park.
These are common in the mangroves. They have yellow feet like snowy egrets, but are a beautiful rich blue color.
This beautiful bird skulks in dense bushes and has a haunting song.
This tiny crab was in a mangrove, next to lots of fiddler crabs. Is it a kind of ghost crab?
This pink crab was in a mangrove, next to lots of fiddler crabs. I'm no crab expert but it seemed distinct from the fiddlers.
Two fiddlers fighting in the mangroves, these ones had bright red elbows and were greenish. Smaller than the larger pinkish ones also around.