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|Hippo photo. Hippos are animals active during the night, when they move between pastures searching for grass. At dawn, they fall quickly into waterways and pools where they spend most of the day sleeping partially submerged. This behavior is due to their delicate skin that is likely to dry out and then crack if exposed to direct sunlight.|
|Hippos photos. Hippos quickly refuge in the water at dawn.|
|Hippos pictures. A herd of hippos crowd a small stream used as a refuge from direct sunlight during the day. The space available is not so much and then fights are quite frequent and furious.|
|Pictures of hippos. With the arrival of the first rays of the sun, the hippos are fall asleep peacefully.|
|Leopard pictures. Early in the morning, when the temperature is still cool, leopards graze on the savannah looking for preys.|
|Leopard photos. With the gradual rise of the sun, leopards tend to seek shade and this one, curiously, take advantage of the shadow cast by the jeeps of the tourists. I wonder what she'll think when the jeep suddenly restarts and the sun returns...|
|Photos of leopards. During the safari in Serengeti, we continue to sight several leopards.|
Our safari to Serengeti in northern Tanzania continues around Seronera, where we spot some cheetah.
The cheetah is an animal especially known for its top speed of around 110/120 kilometers per hour, apparently the fastest land animal in the world. Its conservation status is classified in accordance with the lists of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), as "Vulnerable" and at risk of extinction.
|Photos of lions. With the advance of the day and with the increase in temperature, the lions are put to rest lazily, taking advantage of the narrow shadow cast by a trunk of acacia. In these photos, a family of lions with several young.|
|In the meanwhile, a lone lioness moves between the high grass of the savannah, perhaps looking for a little shadow.|
|Serengeti photos. In the local language, Serengeti means "plain" and the reason for the name given to this vast region is evident driving for hours among the this vast savannah broken only occasionally by the presence of some small granite reliefs, called kopje or monadnock, where sometimes lions and other big felines find a shelter from the sun.|
|Serengeti picture. A male lion took advantage of a dry branch of acacia to take a little shadow.|
|Pictures of male lion. Under the midday sun the lion becomes rather lazy. He stretches before rolling on the ground, then gets up and slowly goes in search of another place to rest.|
|Serengeti pictures. The Serengeti National park is home to many elephants.|
|Pictures of elephants. A baby elephant (pictured left) follows the mother who feeds on the leaves among the thorny branches of the acacia trees.
|Photos of elephants in Serengeti National Park, northern Tanzania. Huge families of elephants graze on the savannah in search of food ...|
|...and after a good meal, the herd of elephants moves to a small stream.|
|Elephant drinking at the waterhole.|
|Pictures of impala. A young impala calf drinking milk from mother.|
|Pictures of Serengeti around Seronera area. The savannah that characterizes the Serengeti plains and the area around Seronera in northern Tanzania, is characterized by the presence of meadows that are home during austral winter, to grasses almost completely dry. The lawns are interrupted only by a few acacia, some sausage tree and the kopje, granite boulders scattered randomly as if a giant had thrown in the air stones and these were rushed wildly to the ground.|