Wild things

Termite_mounds_namibia

The termite mounds are everywhere and often provide the best view of the surroundings. [click on photos to enlarge]

wild dogs 1

Some of the coats of the wild dogs are actually quite nice with attractive patterns.

female-namibian-rock-agama

These are plentiful lizards in Okahandja and Windhoek. They can be even more colourful than this one.

gemsbok-antelope-baby-etosha-national-park-namibia

We’ve seen oryx with babies south of Keetmanshoop. They are also called gemsbok.

Ostriches-in-Namib-Naukluft-Park-Namibia-900x1440

Ostriches are common in many parts of Namibia. We’ve seen them south of Keetmanshoop.

The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 5 cm across, allowing predators such as lions to be seen at long distances.

springbok_pronk_1

Loads of springbok around. Yes, they do spring!

termite hill Namibia

Some of these amazing homes are over twenty feet high!

bath tub yoga

Bath tub yoga.

first real bath

I do believe that last week in Windhoek I enjoyed my first [warm, soaking] bath in Africa. Aahh.

kombie WH to Ketmans

Barbara and I were too late to get seats together in the kombie heading back to Keetmans from Windhoek.

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Tonight I made tomorrow’s Sunday treat: Olmert’s Orange Date Bread,

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This morning our neighbour, Paul, was very proud to show off his “new” bakkie. Mostly original with new accessories, wheels, roll-bar, lights and a very nice paint. Lekker!

baboon w baby

It is very common for families of baboons to gather along the B1 and other roads. I’m guessing it is because people throw food from their cars.

Cheetah top of hill

Great view from up there.

About Steve Link

In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

12 responses to “Wild things

  • Diana Link

    Steve, it is SO GOOD to hear from you !! Glad all is well with you and Barbara ! LOTS of LOVE to BOTH of you !!

    Mom

  • Lee Ketcham

    What marvelous photos. Who was that “will da beast” soaking?
    Part of the wild life of Africk no doubt.

  • Elle Eddy

    So glad you’re finally seeing animals — or at least writing about them for the first time. Sorry you are missing the adventure of watching the new pipe organ being built. It was fun helping everyone carry in bit and pieces off the semi and now I am watching it take shape. Friday when I visited, I walked right into it. Its like a huge tree house with 3 levels; even has 2 ladders as a permanent part of the construction. If I could figure out how, I’d send you the link for all the photos I’ve taken! Are you staying cool or warm?? Cheers, Elle

    On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Steve & Barbara in Namibia wrote:

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  • Diana Link

    Great pictures !!! Be well and HAPPY!

    LOVE, Mom

    On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Steve & Barbara in Namibia wrote:

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  • Mary hewitt

    Thanks Steve and Barbara, the pictures are really great. It brings back memories when I would attend wildlife films- (about 30 years ago) that were narrated by the filmmakers. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julia Voyles

    OMG Thank you for sharing. They are fascinating!! Love them. Be safe.

  • Foster

    Great photos, but in the last one, if I were the lovely animal perched atop the termite mound, I’d be a little concerned about where those nasty bugs might be crawling.

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