Wildlife in Etosha National Park Namibia

Way back in 2005 my wife and I made a wonderful roundtrip through a couple of countries of southern Africa. One of the highlights of this trip was a 3-day visit to the Etosha National Parc in Namibia. Etosha is a huge game reserve of 22,270 km2 (8,600 sq mi). 23% of that is covered by an enourmous salt pan. The park was founded in March 1907.

On the park we stayed at one of the campsites. The campsite is surrounded by fences to keep the wild animals like lions, elephants and rhinos out.
Around the park they created waterholes. Because it's an overwhelmingly dry area the waterholes attract a lot of anumals. From the edge of the campsite you could beautifully see and photograph the different wild animals. Here are some examples.


I like this shot because it looks like a zebra crossing. Although I always thought zebras were nice, I found out that they actually are quite aggressive toward other animals including other zebras. They kick and bite each other a lot.


The zebra's weren't the only animals that became aggressive. Because it was quite crowded around the water holes more animals were agitated. I think these springboks were showing off who was the strongest to impress the ladies.


One of the animals I found very impressive were these Oryxes. It looks like they wear an Afrikan mask with the black and white head and their extremely long straight horns. I had never seen them before.



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