Camera trap image by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme and The Zoological Society of London´s EDGE Instant Wild Programme (edgeofexistence.org)
A pretty poor photo, the only I got of this species. Seen in Bwabwata National Park, in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. This one was feeding right in the water, as you can see, which is typical of many of the antelope species in these parts of Namibia, where there's actually a lot of water.
A bit better of a photo this time, taken on our second trip into Bwabwata National Park. A bit closer this time, and less dusty, but he's still hiding behind all those branches.... Oh well.
In the afternoon, after eating lunch in Bwabwata N.P., we left the park to go to our lodging at Ngepi Camp along the Okavango River. But first, we had to stop as a large herd of elephants, including many small ones like seen here, crossed the road.
A very bad photo, as we had suddenly screeched to a halt and there was lots of dust in the air. We saw these on two occasions in the park, and we also saw the Roan, another similar species. But these were my favorite, their white face is really cool and the curved back and serrated horns are amazing. Not easily approachable, however, though more so than the Roan, which we saw way ahead on the road running off into the bush.
Another species of mammal that was unheard of in Etosha but common when we got to Bwabwata. There were in fact no primates at all in Etosha, presumably because they all would get eaten by the lions and leopards there. But once we got out of the park we started seeing lots of baboons, and these monkeys once we got to Bwabwata. At this spot we'd come upon a small troop of these monkeys, again very close to the side of the road. This baby was suckling and nervously peeking out at us.
The aim of MammalMAP is to update the distribution records of all African mammal species. Through collaborations with professional scientists, conservation organisations, wildlife authorities and citizen scientists across Africa, we consolidate all reliable and identifiable evidence (camera trap records, photographs) of current mammal locations into an open-access digital database. The database ...more ↓
The aim of MammalMAP is to update the distribution records of all African mammal species. Through collaborations with professional scientists, conservation organisations, wildlife authorities and citizen scientists across Africa, we consolidate all reliable and identifiable evidence (camera trap records, photographs) of current mammal locations into an open-access digital database. The database software automatically generates online distribution maps of all recorded species which are instantly visible and searchable. The information consolidated within MammalMAP will not only yield crucial information for species conservation policies and landscape conservation policies, but provides an excellent platform for educating the public about African mammals and their conservation challenges. less ↑