African Wildlife Photographs

 


We travel to Africa a few times a year to run some projects in the Rift Valley area and always have our cameras at hand to capture those awesome moments when the wildlife of Africa are just calling out for their photograph to be taken. Although many of the animals roam free, the best place to see them is in the numerous National Parks that can be found across Africa with most being located in Kenya, Gabon and Tanzania. With an estimated 1,100 species of animal and 2,600 species of birds let alone reptiles, Africa is the second largest continent on the planet with a variety of climates making it a suitable home for this plethora of wildlife. Even the stark barren wilderness of the Sahara Desert provides a habitat for snakes, rodents, lizards, scorpions, antelopes and camels amongst others.


Here are some free African wildlife photographs for you to download and use in your own projects. Enjoy!



Hippo in Zambezi River


African Wildlife: Hippo
A photo of a hippo swimming in the Zambezi River.
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Zebra


African Wildlife: Zebra
Zebra are commonly sighted on safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
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Buffalo Herd


African Wildlife: Bufallo
A buffalo herd at Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.
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Elephant


African Wildlife: Elephant
Elephants are commonly sighted on safari in theLower Zambezi National Park.
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Crocodile in Zambezi River


African Wildlife: Crocodile
A photo of a crocodile on the banks of the Zambezi River.
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Lion Pride


African Wildlife: Lion Pride
Lions are commonly sighted on safari ain the Lower Zambezi National Park.
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Cheetah


African Wildlife: Cheetah
A photo of a cheetah at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
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Impala


African Wildlife: Impala
A photo of impala drinking at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
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Jackal


African Wildlife: Jackal
A photo of black backed jackal at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
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Wildebeest


African Wildlife: Wildebeest
A photo of wildebeest at Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Kudu Bull


African Wildlife: Kudu Bull
A photo of a kudu bull at Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Warthog


African Wildlife: Warthog
A photo of a warthog at Ithala Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Leopard


African Wildlife: Leopard
A photo of a leopard at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
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Spoonbill


African Wildlife: Spoonbill
A photo of a spoonbill at Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Monkey


African Wildlife: Monkey
A photo of an African monkey sitting on a rock in South Africa.
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Waterbuck


African Wildlife: Waterbuck
The waterbuck is a form of antelope found across Africa.
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Klipspringer


African Wildlife: Klipspringer
The Klipspringer is a small African antelope.
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Red Lechwe


African Wildlife: Red Lechwe
The red lechwe is an antelope that comes on to dry land only to rest and calve.
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Blackheaded Heron


African Wildlife: Blackheaded Heron
Forages in open country and grassland taking rodents and large insects.
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White Rhino


African Wildlife: White Rhino
The White Rhinoceros is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist.
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Vervet Monkey


African Wildlife: Vervet Monkey
The Vervet Monkey ranges throughout much of Southern and East Africa.
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Hyena


African Wildlife: Hyena
Hyenas are generally viewed negatively, not least
because they will scavenge graves for food.
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Rock Hyrax


African Wildlife: Rock Hyrax
The rock hyrax is found across Africa in habitats with rock
crevices to escape from predators.
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Bee Eater


African Wildlife: Bee Eater
Their diet is made up primarily of bees (87%) but they also take other flying insects.
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Comb Duck


African Wildlife: Comb Duck
Enjoy grass savannah woodlands with lagoons or open water.
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Hornbill


African Wildlife: Hornbill
The red-billed hornbill is the most commonly seen hornbill in Kenya.
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Nyala Bull


African Wildlife: Nyala Bull
A Nyala bull at a watering hole in South Africa.
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Giraffe


African Wildlife: Giraffe
The giraffe is the tallest of all land living animal species.
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Lilac Breasted Roller


African Wildlife: Breasted Roller
Preys on lizards and invertebrates but also known to take small birds.
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Butterfly


African Wildlife: Butterfly
One of the various types of butterfly wildlife across Africa.
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