S: Easter 2011 - South Africa & Mozambique
FC: Easter 2011 - South Africa & Mozambique
1: Johannesburg The city of gold | Monte Casino | Soweto The South Western Township Soweto's origins go back to 1903, when Kliptown was established after authorities cleared an inner city slum on the pretext of trying to eradicate an outbreak of bubonic plague. | Soweto exploded in violent riots on June 16, 1976, when schoolchildren went to the streets to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. This event became known as the Soweto Uprising or "June 16".
2: The Cradle of Humankind Maropeng
3: Savanna Lodge Kruger Park
4: The photographers
5: Sleepy cheetah
8: The Lycaon pictus (or wild dog) is only found in Africa, especially in savannas and other lightly wooded areas. The scientific name "Lycaon pictus" is derived from the Greek for "wolf" and the Latin for "painted". Wild dogs become proficient hunters at the age of 12–14 months. They hunt in packs. They pursue their prey in a long, open chase. Nearly 80% of all wild dog hunts end in a kill (only 30% for lions).
9: Are these black or white rhinos? Black Rhino (hooked-lipped rhino) - a browser, with a triangular-shaped upper lip ending in a mobile grasping point. It eats a large variety of vegetation, including leaves, buds and shoots of plants, bushes and trees. Weight is 1 to 1 1/2 tons. White Rhino - a grazer feeding on grass. Its name derives from the Dutch "weit," meaning wide, a reference to its wide, square muzzle adapted for grazing. Weight is over 2 tons. It has a large hump – a mass of muscles it uses in moving its large head – on the back of its neck.
10: Lions remain inactive for up to 20 hours each day.
13: The cheetah is the only felid with non-retractable claws and pads that prevent it from climbing trees. It can run between 112 and 120 km/h in short bursts covering distances up to 500m. The cheetah has also the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h in 3 seconds. It can achieve the fastest land speed of any living animal.
19: The African elephant is the largest land animal, with males standing 3.2 - 4 m and weighing around 3,500 kg. It lives 50 - 70 years. The elephant trunk is the most important and versatile appendage. Elephants can suck up to 14 l of water at a time into their trunk. Both males and females have tusks. Elephants are usually right- or left-tusked. The tusks can reach over 3 m in length and weigh 90 kg.
20: Time for a break!
21: Mozambique Tofo A sandy beach located on the southern coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean
23: First scuba diving experience for Fanny and Amandine