East meets West (June 2009)

A room with a view: buffalo grazing against the backdrop of the Kilimanjaro in Tsavo West.

Strike a pose: a male kudu in all his beauty.

Hard to capture: a giraffe taking a sip of water.

The elephants in Tsavo East are usually covered in red dust. With their trunks they create dusty showers for themselves. Bathing in Africa’s red soil is a way of cooling down.

A playful elephant is challenging a lioness. It looks spectacular, but it is not even a serious charge. Eventually the elephant decides that he is no match for the lioness and her pride and takes off.

Both Tsavo East and West are renowned for their maneless lions. Theories vary on why the males in this specific area barely have manes – a definitive scientific answer is yet to be found.

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