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The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin is a species of penguin, confined to southern African waters. It is also widely known as the jackass penguin for its donkey-like bray. Photos taken at the Stony Point Penguin Colony, Bettys Bay, South Africa.
Brydes whale washed up on rocks
A Brydes whale (male) washed up on the rocks at Pringle Bay, South Africa, on 26 July 2017. An autopsy is being performed to discover the cause of death.
The Cape cormorant or Cape shag (Phalacrocorax capensis) is a seabird endemic to the southwestern coasts of Africa. They breed in large aggregations on offshore islands and the mainland, with nests constructed from seaweed, stems and sticks. Both parents feed the chick, regurgitating food (fish) directly into its open mouth. Photographed in Bettys Bay, South Africa.
The Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape baboon. In general the species is not threatened, but human population pressure has increased contact between humans and baboons. Photographed in Bettys Bay, South Africa.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
I visited the Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia during December 2016. It is a place full of magic, and the largest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia spanning an area of 22,270 square kilometres (8,600 sq mi). The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros.
The rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), also called rock badger and Cape hyrax, is commonly referred to in South African English as the dassie. Like all hyraxes, it is a medium-sized (~4 kg) terrestrial mammal, superficially resembling a guinea pig with short ears and tail. The closest living relatives to hyraxes are the modern-day elephants and sirenians. The rock hyrax is found across Africa and the Middle East. Photographed in Bettys Bay, South Africa.
Tofo is a coastal town in southeastern Mozambique, 550km from the capital Maputo. It's known for the curved Tofo Beach and nearby coral reefs. It is located in the popular Imhambane Province in Mozambique. Life pretty much takes place on the beach and at the outdoor Tofo market, which also serves as the town square. English and Portuguese are widely spoken by the friendly locals. Fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and spearfishing are popular tourist attractions.
Waveski surfing is a dynamic sport combining the paddle power of a sit on top kayak with the manoeuvrability and performance of a surfboard. A Waveski resembles a larger surfboard, with the addition of a seat, fins, foot straps, and seat belt, enabling the rider to eskimo roll if overturned. The waveski rider or waveski surfer uses a double ended kayak paddle for motion while seated in the waveski. Photographed in South Africa.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25â€“50 kilometres (16â€“31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.