Klein Namutoni Waterhole at Sunrise - there's nothing I like more than sitting quietly at a waterhole watching the comings and goings.
Giraffe at Twee Palms Waterhole.
My first sighting of a Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis).
Honey Badgers are omnivorous, feeding on rodents, snakes, insects and spiders. It's favourite food though, is Honey.
A Termite mound which has been raided by an Aardvark - the hole probably serves as a temporary home for some-or-other creature, like the Honey Badger, or Hyaena.
I was thrilled to spot this Caracal (Felis caracal) running across the road and into the bush where it stopped briefly to give me a photo-op - my first Caracal sighting in Etosha.
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata) - a common bird in Etosha.
I managed to get close to three male Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) walking resolutely alongside the road.
One of the Hyaena stopped to examine the car and I felt distinctly uneasy as it regarded me with unfathomable liquid eyes - the same eyes I've seen on kids who sniff glue ... almost like a death glaze ...
Etosha Agama (Agama etoshae) - Endemic to the Etosha Pans and surrounding area.
A visitor records the scene at a Waterhole, framed in his rear view mirror - I couldn't resist this shot.
I bought this Owl from a vendor at the Namutoni gate - it now hangs against a newly-painted Orange wall ... :)
... to be continued ...
Amy Schoeman - Notes on Nature.