Normally dry grasslands show vivid green hues after unusual rains.
Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia.
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A cheetah family: mother and cubs.
Masai Mara, Kenya.
Flamingos take off from Lake Natron.
Lake Natron, Tanzania.
A close up portrait of a mountain gorilla.
Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park, Uganda.
A baby gorilla and a chimpanzee examining leaves.
Lake Erova Mammal Orphanage, Gabon.
Tidal beach patterns.
Northern coast of Mozambique, Indian Ocean.
Gemsbok crossing sand dunes in the desert near the Skeleton Coast.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia.
An aerial view of a village on Vamizi Island.
Vamizi Island, north coast of Mozambique, Indian Ocean.
A group of giraffes stand in the shade of an acacia tree.
A leopard cub under the watchful eye of its mother.
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana.
An aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig I.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany.
An aerial view of a village along the coast of Lake Malawi.
Lake Malawi, Malawi.
Flamingos take flight from along the shore of Lake Turkana.
Lake Turkana, Kenya.
A portrait of a scar faced African male lion.
Kafue National Park, Zambia.
Swirling patterns of river runoff mingling with coastal sands.
Rufiji River, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.
A hot air balloon casts a shadow on a mountain range near Ribaue.
Nampula Province, Mozambique.
A pattern of beach umbrellas and chairs.
Molten lava boiling inside Erta Ale volcano.
Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia.
Zebras crossing a pan at sunset.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana.
Housing in a dry sandy terrain.
near Condoroba village, Ethiopia.
An aerial view of a giraffe and trees casting shadows.
Palmwag Conservancy, Damaraland, Namibia.
An aerial view of the large temple complex at Karnak.
A baby gorilla and a chimpanzee hugging.
People on a platform in a field of sorghum.
Aerial view of a mosque surrounded by a cemetery.
Red sand dunes and the floodplains of the Tsauchab River after rain.
A small village with Boma in Malawi.
West of Lilongwe, Malawi.
A sensuously shaped navel-like sand dune.
Namib Desert, Namibia.
Hippopotamuses crowd the semi dry Katuma River during drought.
Katavi National Park, Tanzania.
A young mountain gorilla and its mother, belonging to Group 13.
Parc des Volcans, Rwanda.
Beluga whales swimming.
Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Three giraffes standing and staring.
An aerial view of a pair of ostriches walking in tandem.
Northern Skeleton Coast, Namibia.
Tourists on safari in hot air balloons.
A herd of elephants marching in a desert.
A hot air balloon over the Mara.
An acadia tree silhouetted against an orange sky at sunset.
Masai Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Sand dunes and mountains in a desert landscape after unusual rain.
A gorilla hiding eyes behind a leaf.
Evengue Island, Gabon Republic.
An aerial view of barchan dunes in desert sand.
A helicopter hovers above molten lava in the Erta Ale volcano.
An aerial view of the Blue Nile Falls.
Desert elephants and trees.
Some of the 18 Araki qubbas or shrines in the desert.
Abu Haraz, Blue Nile, south of Khartoum, Sudan.
A portrait of a young mountain gorilla belonging to Group 13.
Portrait of a chimpanzee.
A giraffe stands in a landscape with Mt. Meru in the background.
Arusha National Park, Tanzania.
The mouth of a river creates a sand delta on Mozambique's north coast.
North coast of Mozambique, Indian Ocean.
Buffalos charge into the crocodile infested Rufiji River.
A dancing baby elephant.
Okavango Delta, Botswana.
A dhow sailing along the coast of Mozambique.
A helicopter flys over Lake Natron.
Housing compounds and trees.
Close up of a young black rhinoceros.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.
Aerial view of two polar bears wading in shallow water.
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
An gemsbok crossing sand dunes in the desert near the Skeleton Coast.
A young cheetah cub in front of her mother.
A river flowing into the indian ocean creating a bird feather pattern.
An aerial view of marching barchan dunes in desert sand.
Late afternoon thunderstorms in the Chyulu Hills in southern Kenya.
Chyulu Hills, Kenya.
Three male Cheetahs sitting in the grass.
Hot air balloons over the Mara.
The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen that ran aground in 1909.
Conception Bay, Namib Desert, Namibia.
An aerial view of the coast and water of Lake Nasser.
Lake Nasser, Egypt.
An aerial view of the rock hewn church of Saint George.
Patterns of tidal water along the coast of Mozambique.
Elephants drinking water.
An aerial view of a village and mangroves near the Rufiji River delta.
Mohoro Bay, Tanzania.
Vegetation floating on Lake Wamala and reflections.
Lake Wamala, Uganda.
A land rover on a one lane roadway through a dry desert landscape.
A portrait of a relaxed African male lion.
Deserted flamingo nests make patterns in the Makgadikagadi Salt Pans.
East of Kubu Island, Botswana.
A herd of elephants march across a desert landscape.
A portrait of a baby chimpanzee hanging from a tree branch.
Greystoke Camp, Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania.
Elvis, a black rhino calf.
Lewa Downs Conservancy, Kenya.
The Stomach of the Elephant crater jutting into Lake Turkana.
Close up portrait of a giraffe.
Red lechwe in the floodplain of the Okavango.
Sunlit Al Asasif village, near Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el Bahri.
Al Asasif near Deir el Bahri, Egypt.
A portrait of a chimpanzee.
The ashes of a burned tree and a live standing one: life and death.
Grumeti Reserve, near Serengeti, Tanzania.
A fishing village from the air.
Pelicans and crocodiles at the edge of Lake Chamo.
Lake Chamo, Ethiopia.
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