Leopard – Leopards belong to the cat family and are the fourth largest animal after the tiger, lion and jaguar. Males can
weigh up to 90 kg and females 60 kg.
Lion family – These two sisters are demonstrating extremely social behaviour by raising their young together.
Each of the two adult lionesses nurses the offspring of their sibling.
Hippopotamus – Large numbers of hippos live along the great watercourses of Zambia. Although shy
animals, they can be very dangerous for humans – easily capsizing smaller boats if they come too close.
Sunrise – Early one morning I captured this wonderful sunrise, which bathed the baobab tree in the foreground in red light.
Crocodile – Although extremely dangerous for humans and animals, this primeval-looking reptile is actually very
shy. The smallest movement can cause a sunbathing croc to jump into the water as quickly as possible.
Saddle-billed stork – The saddle-billed stork is one of the largest airborne birds in the world. A bright yellow 'saddle' at the
top of its long red and black beak – also protruding just below – gives it its name.
Dugout boat – On the Zambezi I found this example of a simple boat that locals had made and then used for fishing on the river.
The world's largest waterfalls extend to a width of 1,708 meters where the Zambezi forms the border separating
Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls' thundering waters plunge down 110 meters below.
Victoria Falls – Spray up to 300 meters high crowns the Zambezi where it plunges into the depths near Victoria
Falls. The fine water droplets form impressive rainbows, which are very beautifully visible.
Elephants – Elephants are the largest of all land animals and can weigh up to 6,000 kg. Their need for food is
enormous and they're therefore sometimes forced to undertake very long hikes to satisfy an insatiable appetite.
Baobab tree – The huge baobab tree can grow up to 17 meters in height and produce a trunk with a diameter of
more than 10 meters. It can live for between several hundred and a thousand years.
Water buffalo – The water buffalo lives in Zambia's wetlands. It's an impressive animal that weighs at least 500 kg,
reaching up to 3 meters in length and 1.8 meters at the shoulder.
Lion – After the tiger, the lion is the second largest member of the cat family. However, males often live
separately from their families as they can be a danger to their own offspring.