Snapshot Serengeti Talk
could be serval!
Or could it possibly be aardvark with head out of R frame? Not sure!
Not WBB, probably Black-bellied, Hartlaubs has 'cream stripe down foreneck' which i don't see here.
I agree, and short ears more like SSJ.
Not sure. It seems to have a pale chin and a dark throat.
Shows distinctive horn shape of #eland
#buffalo, legs too thin for rhino 😃
Baffled, can't help here!
YBO is correct 😃
Yes, #duiker looks good. Well done!
Bob, I admit our ID is somewhat subjective. Many people probably would call it reedbuck. To me it looks smaller and more delicate.
You would be unlikely to see a lone young ostrich, they have huge families!
AMAZING!!! We only have about 7 genuine photos tagged zorilla, and this is one of the best!
Yes I agree. Good spotting parsfan!
#Wildebeest and #zebra. From this perspective most of their backs are level with horizon; eles would project well above the horizon 😃
Foreground is a young #wildebeest, herds beyond look like wildebeest and zebra.
Texture looks like wildebeest.
Perhaps wildebeest or impala?
Under the tree, a #kori-bustard preening itself. I don't see anything else 😃
Correct, well done 😃
Aardwolf would show longer hair on neck and back, and different shaped ears. This is a #black-backed-jackal 😃
Could be a human hand 😃
Probably made by a rufous-tailed weaver, before the tree fell. Now it's vulnerable to every kind of predator, so perhaps abandoned.
Facing camera I think, foreleg in foreground.
Another #elephant. They don't really hang with anyone else!
#eland - black garters on forelegs, black tail tassel.
We can't tell what you guessed, but these look like gazelles.
This kind of tail tuft, with a crest extending back up the tail, belongs to a #hartebeest
Hornbills - perhaps Grey.
It's an #elephant 😃
Not sure...posture is quite like dikdik.
Could be eland
maybe more zebra?
It's probably gonna be something like hartebeest - not wrinkly like elephant, and hippos don't often come close to camera.
I think hartebeest.
The long divergent horns of the L animal are typical of #grants-gazelle. Just L of treetrunk maybe tommy, because it has black tail.
Maybe Thomson's gazelle.
At least 3 #impala here, maybe 5 😃
A small brown one. Can't give precise ID.
#reedbuck. The black spot below ear is a useful clue.
Possibly elephant gathering grass in trunk?
maybe a plant?
Seems so unlikely, and yet it kinda looks like one...not sure!
Very fast though. Could also be a swallow.
Yes probably H-beest
One large animal, perhaps eland?
This is a #jackal, looks like young Black-backed
#buffalo - their tails are thin like a cow’s, whereas wildebeest hava tails more like that of a horse.
But no-one else has legs that go "all the way up" like this!
Based on the ear detail visible, I'd guess zebra - so close to the camera flash that the striping is blown out. Other thoughts?
#young #buffalo. Even if cattle were illegally present in the park, they would not be roaming freely and grazing at night 😃
Tricky, but it's a #wildebeest 😃
You might possibly have found the elusive striped hyena! M, what do you think? Aardwolf would have bigger ears?
Good call 😃
The dark structure is a sitting #wildebeest facing L, and the grey animals beyond are 4+ zebras 😃
Probably lactating, yes, and belly full from feeding.
A baboon's tail would not normally be carried horizontally like this. Vervet monkey is more likely 😃
I agree, looks more like young gnu than anything I can think of.
Pale bare areas on face are quite common in older animals. The species is susceptible to sarcoptic mange, don't know if that's true here.
I'm not sure here. Not BEF or jackal. Doesn't quite look like a spotted h.
With those large ears and lack of dark markings, I also think steenbok.
Agree, most likely aardwolf.
Actually #wildebeest; looks like one lying and one standing close to camera 😃
Hey, great capture!
Tricky, but I'd say #hartebeest is a better fit.
Sorry Amelia, I can make no sense of this at all! I don't think it's an elephant or even a mammal. Possibly a bird?
Agree probably 2 cubs here
I think it's a #young cheetah standing and playing with camera, and we see its chest & neck & right arm, not tail, but I could be wrong.
It could be lion, not sure. I don’t think T is with us any more, but no news for 6 mo.
We don’t even know if it’s alone! If so, he’s a bull, for they sometimes do travel alone. Females, almost never.
Bird is a #capped-wheatear, who probably has a nest in a hole in the mound nearby.
It is - with those forward curving horns.
M, I agree with your ID. Also in 2, 'bags under eyes' typical of BB Jackal 😃
Agree BBJ, not sure what it's carrying!
Maybe a medium sized raptor, harrier or blackwinged kite, but as M says, not enough detail.
Yes could be BEF - not certain.
Or Grants. can't be sure.
Awesome, people, excellent ID!
Beautiful "sculpting" of the muscles in that light.
Yes, I thought I remembered something like that from months ago 😃
Could even be a grass head 😃
Yes I think lion too.
From color & texture, wildebeest is a good guess.
Too small for giraffe and very close to camera. Maybe tail of small mammal, various possibilities!
It's something small right on the camera, like a lizard or small bird.
They walk, run, dig, wallow, play, fight, sleep, but yes a lot of eating 😃
I'm thinking Bat-eared Fox only because of the dark-crested tail (right hand animal). Can there be another animal behind the weaver nest?
Does look like an eye, but could be that of a young ele.
2 cars, one coming from each side. #human
Could well be a corvid. We have Cape Rooks.
Very good clear photo of male reedbuck 😃
Agree #leopard - size, spots, much thicker neck than cheetah. Good call, Mokka!
I would say white-tailed mongoose, its head out of R frame 😃
I only see the left one. Impossible to ID, maybe a lark 😃
Still puzzled 😃
I wonder if it could be a large bird - like a w-b-bustard or E goose?
Try #wildebeest 😃 Black face (at left of body) blending with black bkg makes it hard to interpret. Stripes & beard on neck are good clues.
Duiker don't like open grassland, but #thomsons-gazelle do. Fuzzy black tail, black stripe below light stripe on side, are all good clues.
Absolutely right 😃
Short hair & long neck more like reedbuck yes, but too much tail? or else it's 2 individuals?
Flies & dust - welcome to Africa. Maybe there’s a buffalo nearby, shaking its head.
Could also be a primate, e.g. baboon or vervet.
Help can often be found in previous comments - @maricksu (below) is usually right... 😃
Trying to get rid of those stripes! 😄
Could it be a very torn buffalo ear? one of those scruffy old bulls?
Yes, a #crowned-plover / #crowned-lapwing at L in shade.
Thing close to camera is very close and furry, so maybe rodent such as squirrel?
Same as you M - no idea 😃
M, I agree completely 😃
All we can say is it's a large greyish animal with short hair. Maybe eland.
Probably a lion project car, as it has a mount for a radio-tracking antenna on its roofrack.
Not sure. Maybe one of the weavers.
Hard, but I think I agree with zebra.
Also, cattle would not normally be walking past cameras at night - herders keep them corralled at night.
They are 2 or 3 helmeted #guineafowl.
Nice perspective. You don't get this view of a lion, unless you are another lion 😃
Bird looks like a spurfowl.
Probably grey-breasted spurfowl.
Agree probably serval.
Hard to ID, perhaps a cisticola?
A bird that size would appear in more than one frame, so I’m guessing insect.
I'm seeing shiny metal and perhaps a keyhole - could be some kind of lock or other human artifact?
Hey, how about dung beetles? A large beetle rolling a ball of dung looks dark, and its eyes reflect the light. In Feb dung is abundant.
I can't think of any small mammal in SNP that is so dark. So that leaves birds, but still not sure what dark bird is on ground at night!
Correct. Both are quite young.
This is a male and he is advertising his territory, but no chick is visible.
It may be - perhaps sniffing a mark on the tree, then it will spray its own mark.
He is sitting facing away, not eating, just wiggling his tattered ears 😃
Maybe female Coqui Francolin.
Colour, texture and sparse irregular spots fit hyena.
Body shape suggests lion, but like you, I can't be sure.
Young male #impala
Looks like tail of a baboon.
It's a grass head like the one at lower left 😃
Looks like it 😃
You could legitimately say #wildebeest 51+ 😃
Delightful flying grass! 😃
Certainly could be the paw of another serval lying on its back!
#wildebeest with #young
I'm not even sure it's an animal, but if it is, more likely warthog as there is only one 😃
They look to me like wildebeest.
It's a vehicle on a road.
One of the best that I've seen here!
I think hartebeest. If uncertain, please don't # 😃
Could be either. Bottom line: no animal here 😃
This #young #wildebeest has a mane which still sticks up. No porcupine 😃
I’d say tommy, because it shows a black side stripe and black tail 😃
Nest is of Rufous-tailed Weaver, bird is #superb-starling. May be occupant.
Yes, you have a mix of Grants and tommies here.
The bigger species could, yes.
No cheetah. Just a hen #ostrich walking with drooping wings.
#coqui-francolin - yellow-orange heads.
Frame 2 is quite striking, a nice capture 😃
Right, but conventional spelling is #wildebeest 😃
You are dead right! Black ear tips are a good clue 😃
When lightened, the shape of hind legs and long pale tail indicate cheetah!
Yes, most likely Eurasian/Barn Swallow because that is common in March and has dark throat.
Well spotted BB!
#superb-starling looks right
But is it even an antelope? Waterbuck has a big white ring around the muzzle. This is a #buffalo 😃
Correct, well spotted 😃
If newborn it would stay very, very close to mother.
That's right 😃
European #white-stork - intent on an insect!
Who? What? Where? 😛
#wildebeest - the dark long hair on either side of the paler tail is diagnostic.
Not porcupine, something with a slightly bristly face sniffing the camera - e.g. cat or hyena - but can't ID.
I’d guess roller but not sure.
No doubt about this one 😃
This seems to have b&w stripes and very short hair, and there is a herd of zebras on horizon, so.....I suggest #zebra
#wildebeest - that long dark tail is unique.
That is certainly possible.
Comparing pics of both spp, I think this is #steenbok. It stands with rear legs more bent than a reedbuck's, causing its butt to stick out.
Maybe Grant’s gazelles?
Because of blurriness, this is something v. close to lens therefore v. small. Maybe insect or tiny lizard.
This is a small #raptor, classic hawk shape, maybe Montagu's Harrier. Kori is MUCH bigger and shows long neck and legs when flying.
Your 'giraffe' looks more like a hartebeest 😃
#dailyzoo Nice one!
From posture, size, shape of ear - I agree #dikdik
I can't even tell what order of mammals this belongs to! The only spots I see are JPEG artifacts.
Now that’s unusual! We almost never see more than one.
I’d expect wildebeest to show more tail. Maybe something like waterbuck?
It’s probably an insect on the camera lens 😃
And a #guineafowl in background 😃
#black-headed-heron - preys on rodents and insects in grassland.
Wowwww! Amazing! #dailyzoo
The fg animal has big swatch of black on flank, and longer hair than impala - #thomsons-gazelle.
Could be just vegetation?
Someone with bristly face v close to camera. I think not enough bristles/whiskers for cat...buffalo perhaps?
#warthog from shape of ear.
Fairly small antelope, little spike horns, open plains = #thomsons-gazelle
But it has a little thin bill, not like a quelea. I'd go with Cisticola, maybe Stout C.
Most if not all are wildebeest 😃
#abdims-stork confirmed 😃
Great Grey / Egyptian #mongoose 😃
It's sometimes helpful to read the previous comments 😃
Record as #human.
No, female Grants rear centre and fore right, others are tommies. Note different rears of R Grant and central Tommy 😃
Yes - Looks like Falco naumanni, Lesser Kestrel male.
Agree CB sandgrouse 😃
Not sure either. It looks like a cat but I think bigger and longer tailed than caracal.
Baboons are diurnal so that's one of the few animals it couldn't be 😃 Maybe buffalo?
I think so too 😃
All or most are Thomson's gazelles.
Neck & breast of #kori-bustard #bird
My guess is #marabou - they are scavengers, and are arriving at a scene that a #vulture is leaving...
M, I'd say that's a good guess 😃
Bkg eyes most likely more wildebeest. Please only hashtag when certain of ID 😃
Looks more like gazelle.
A rather aberrant wildebeest!
Wow what a hunk!
We may imagine camera as a disembodied eye, but the shadows are from the twin-trunked tree that it is attached to 😃
Judy, that isn't a face 😄
As usual we don't know what you guessed, Claudio, but that is a giraffe 😃
It's weird! Baboon? but the ear (if it's an ear) is wrong.
Not serval, maybe jackal.
Or young adult lion with spotting? Not sure.
Cheetah in my opinion.
Yes dust - rain is more "directional" looking like white inverted drops
Agree lion most likely
Body-shape, scatter and location all point to #buffalo. Gnu are less likely to travel thru tall grass along river bank, buffalo don't care!
Yes, that is just how a male shakes after rain.
Agree #steenbok, because of big ears.
I think I agree but not # positive.
#spotted-hyena for sure.
Can't ID from this!
Yes, that would be another cheetah following.
Yes - I'd guess ants.
Let's keep this 'Recent' section for objective discussion of photo ID please. 'Chat' is a more appropriate forum for what we love or hate 😃
Agree #serval, the funny little tail is another clue 😃
Nothing to add, maricksu - many of us have been tagging these as #slate, for the reasons you give, and I assume it's useful to do so.
While Slender is common in Serengeti, comparing its size with the guineafowl I vote for Egyptian.
I think no human would be out there at night! I suspect it's a spider, mantis, cricket or other arthropod, close to camera.
Has fully developed tail tuft but no sign of mane, so subadult 2-3 yrs is my guess.
I say the date, pasture type and selected food don't support wildebeest, but could be wrong. Maybe buffalo?
No, but I'm not certain what it is. #bird-other
Also someone's rounded body at top R...wildebeest? buffalo?
Interesting view - shows the curvature very well 😃
I'd say dust - rain looks more uniformly white and shows motion blur, strangely, at bottom of drops
I think I agree with you Maricksu 😃
Looks like it, from size & shape.
#grants-gazelle looks good 😃
#reedbuck - photo from long ago, I'm just checking photos ID'd as oribi 😃 - didn't find any verified oribi posted here.
Right - so as it grazes, with head turned towards us, at L we see side view of horn and at R the front view.
Good guess! 😃
I'm guessing male #grants-gazelle. Colleagues, what say you?
No...that would be fuzzy rather than feathered. This is a #spurfowl.
My guess is zebra.
Yes. Note how #buffalo muzzles point mostly forwards; in wildebeest they point mostly down.
#thomsons-gazelle with a #butterfly - one of the Orange-tips, Colotis sp.
Looks good for #impala 😃
Here's a daytime photo of same scene, with that little bent tree: I think it has to be a (big) wildcat 😃
Undecided. To me, shape & long tail fits leopard, color and possibly size fits cat. We need more photos from this camera to judge scale!
Large, grey-brown, thin legs, long black horsy tail - there aren't many possibilities. In fact, just one. #wildebeest
Sorry folks, it has #cheetah spots and the tail is foreshortened by camera angle 😃
No, it's a #dikdik. A pair of them is regularly seen here.
Hypolimnas misippus, variously called Diadem, Danaid Eggfly or Mimic 😃
Plumage and behaviour support your hypothesis 😉
I'd go with reedbuck too 😃
Yes. If it were a spotted hyena we would surely see spots, but I think I see stripes e.g. on R side.
Tricky! From size and head shape and posture, I guess gazelle or reedbuck. Can we see horns as well as ears in #3?
Or a baby of another species?
Fascinating! How about a dirty lion lying on its R side. its back to us, we see its L hip and hind feet. Other ideas?
I agree looks like Northern, the tail and breast fit that better than the resident Capped wheatear.
Yes #young, about 2 yrs
Def #elephant, c. 10 of them,
Either that or small birds, but I can't think of a bird that would look like that.
As several have heads down grazing, they're probably all gnus in a safe situation.
I wouldn't swear that this isn't a young BBJ. They often show less distinction between back and flank color than adults.
Maybe that IS their roost. They just spend the night on the ground in the grasslands 😃
You're quite right, that's an #eland. There's no reason for them to conflict, though I can't recall seeing both in a picture before 😃
I think no animal here, just leaves.
Agree, that's a ?? for sure. Too much fog or condensation!
I'd guess a female tommy - because of that single little thin horn, and I think Grant would be taller.
That shape is typical of #spotted-hyena 😃
Maybe Lappet-faced #vulture.
Yes, looks like it 😃
A fine mature bull - grey of colour and very heavy around the neck and shoulders.
The "eyes" are in front of an acacia canopy, so either they are really eyes of (eg) bushbaby, or they are a brightly lit insect near camera.
These are #impala 😀
Beige animal probably zebra but we can't be certain.
No need to tag unidentifiable, as most such images are identifiable. Probably #buffalo calf at L, as there are more buffalo beyond.
We prefer you remove the # from wildebeest if you're unsure. In fact they are #elephants, you can see the trunks of at least 2 silhouettes.u
But tell us what you guessed! The two left of centre are #eland and the tail at top left could also be eland.
The stripes indicate #zebra - I think 3 in this picture
Only one thing is possible here with smooth coat and black ear-tips - #impala. Another at left.
One of the small #bustard species.
Yeah...so what's going on? The red is almost like lens flare. One of those situations where we need to see b4 & after frames 😃
Great portrait of #spotted-hyena! (see what I did there?) 😃
That's hard to believe, because the grass is so green, it shouldn't burn at all - and the flame so red! But what else could it be?
Yes! That's a creche of young, so the oxpecker looks much bigger than you'd expect 😃
With such strong patterning on back and tail, might be black-bellied.
Could be. But I wouldn't entirely exclude lion 😃
This is how we clean the cameras 😃
There goes the neighborhood! Fortunately for the dikdiks, the zebra doesn't eat anything they depend on - he grazes, they browse on leaves.
Possibly. I can't tell what it is. A crowned plover would do that, but this doesn't look like one.
That could be an oldish one, from his fine horns and tattered ear.
Maybe...I can neither prove nor disprove that! 😃
They become adult at 1 yr but don't usually breed until 4, by which time horns are fully developed like this. So maybe 4 or more (a guess!)
Great pic! That pale forehead shows this is a young adult, c. 2 yrs old.
Definitely #jackal 😃
Shape is good for #impala and there are several more at L which definitely look like impala - good call 😃
Yes, the closest animal is a young #grants-gazelle (has no horns yet), the other three are #thomsons-gazelle.
Or maybe the ear of a buffalo with some deep rips in it? I've seen a few ears like that in these photos.
You should tell us your guess, as we don't know! I suppose I would guess the dewlap of a bull eland, but I'm not 100%.
We are privileged to get such close views of eland here. When you try to approach them, they begin running when you're about 100m away 😃
Definitely #jackal, #black-backed-jackal - colors & shape wrong for BEF.
😄 Probably the muzzle of a zebra, given that there's another in background.
That's normal in mature males. In some populations, like the extinct Barbary lion, the mane extended along the whole belly.
I think wildebeest, because of what appears to be a vertical part of its head below horn.
This #bird-other is a #black-headed-heron, its head out of R frame, Note how its neck moves but head stays rock steady - typical of herons.
Love the poetry! Just not sure she's an impala. Maybe a Grant's? Other views?
Yes, well done!
Correct. Though at least 3 present.
The ear shape is very distinctive, with a peak at top and a big rounded lobe at bottom - #spotted-hyena 😃 Mongooses are much smaller.
Don't forget, an elephant can be as small as 1m high (newborn!). This is an #elephant 😃
Not vervet. Looks and moves more like bird, but can't think of bird with such a long tail. A shrike maybe?
Well done! Every kind of cat seems to check out this tree stump.
Not anything....#lion! With one raised paw in R corner. May be >1 lion, can't really tell 😃
In fact that pale ear with a thick dark band across it, is specific to #zebra - back of the ear. There are more, beyond the #wildebeest.
#fighting and biting!
With so many nice clear little spots in frame 3, I'd say #cheetah 😃
Hard one! I wouldn't guess either rhino or warthog. Zebra?
See: https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG000000b/discussions/DSG0001jnc 😃
Dang, now I see that canine! (former lion biologist blushes). Well done guys 😃
Whose picture weren't you given, what's the cropped version, and how would we know why? BTW this could only be a #thomsons-gazelle 😃
I dunno - with all that shiny bling on it, might be a human opening the camera?
I think these are smallish animals like impala but can extract no details.
#thomsons-gazelle in front, #zebra on horizon
And 2 #baboons R of centre 😃
May not be. This place is a waterhole which is drying up, and the buffs are wallowing in the mud, hence strange posture.
You're right 😃
Yes - what an interesting and unusual capture! They're pretty common on the shortgrass plains but seldom seen in SSS study area.
I see what you mean but can't easily interpret picture. We often do get monkeys here, could also be a dikdik behind tree.
I guess butterflies.
Anything is possible. But this is an #elephant.
Nobody knows what you guess, unless you tell us! Looks like an impala, but possibly reedbuck.
Nobody knows what you guess, unless you tell us! Grazing animal behind rock is an #impala.
Distant mammals are #zebra and probably #wildebeest 😃
Maybe what??? This is a #thomsons-gazelle.
#bird-other - quite a big one.
Nobody knows what you guess, unless you tell us! This is a #reedbuck male.
Meaning unclear. #zebra
#butterfly is Diadem or Eggfly, Hypolimnas misippus
Unfortunately we can't count shadows of animals outside the frame 😃
Maybe what? This is a #wildebeest.
Doesn't look right for lion, nor hyena...but ear is like a cat. Maybe serval? Not sure
I'd call this #raptor an eagle.
These lack the spots & stripes of a genet, they are 2 #white-tailed-mongoose 😃
Unusual to see an #aardwolf in daylight!
#kori-bustard. Buzzards are raptors 😃
Always good to check these dark ones. On a laptop I use cursor to drag the image over a white part of the window & see that zebra.
Terrific picture! Look at the reflection of eyes in water. This is just before dawn (time stamp is 3h off) #dailyzoo
There is actually a #zebra here, the furthest left 'tree' is the silhouette of its mane 😃
#raptor #eagle also see comments below 😃
I think the distant animals are zebra and wildebeest, and the tail is of a zebra.
Not sure...could also be smaller bird like weaver close to camera 😃
I think nothing, just grass heads moving against background.
I think #zebra would be a reasonable guess 😃
It's, uh, indulging in some personal hygiene 😃
Think it's just leaves close to camera.
Zebra is right. The clear stripes on neck and forelegs are the clincher. We prefer you only use # when you are sure of ID 😃
These are buffalo.
You got it! We can see the horn with large 'boss' suggesting a male, dark face with hint of paler cheeks - good guess 😃
Yes...I had to lighten it with photoshop. There's a big herd of #wildebeest with some #zebra too 😃
But we can still ID it as #wildebeest 😃
#multispecies - nice one!
Probably fairly young, to have such nice clear spots 😃
Yes, it's not unusual.
Beautiful! A dik-dik-dik!
Good guess.I think they could be.
Maybe. I'd expect to see more white than black on a zebra though. Really not sure what this is (blush)
Genarally the cameras can't see over a wildebeest's back. Something smaller, maybe reedbuck?
I'm thinking impala - where the flank meets the thigh, that's the black and white mark at R. Tommy would show a thick black stripe there.
Small bird? Diurnal rodents not often seen here.
Duiker is a fairly unusual capture - I suspect more likely dikdik.
#crowned-plover aka #crowned-lapwing
Yes - prob tawny but photo not good enough to confirm 😃
#steenbok. I'd be really surprised to see oribi in the SSS study area, though they are common further N by the Mara River.
#Insects could be flying termites. Flying #bird is #black-winged-kite.
#buffalo - a #young one 😃
Hard one - but I think I go with BEF. Aardwolf would show stronger stripes on body, paler legs.
No, it's a #warthog 😃
This is an #aardwolf 😃
Spoken like a true biologist 😃 The thing on the far right of the zebra may also be a zebra foal, a more likely target for the hyena.
Yes that's a #hartebeest 😃
However, it doesn't move at all, so is probably dirt or stationary insect on camera lens 😦
Beautiful! Wildebeest heaven - lots of green grass and the promise of rain to bring more 😃
#leopard - see below 😃
Yes - see discussion: https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG0000007/discussions/DSG0001qbt
This is one of the small bustards, maybe Black-bellied. Kori always has a jaunty little black crest and bulky neck feathers 😃
What looks like a crested head is the bird's right wing! May be one of the kestrels.
Possibly a mongoose...or else a bird like a spurfowl - very ambiguous 😄
Well they aren't impala! I think they're dikdiks.
I'd call them #elephant. Look at the shape of the one on the left, facing left...see it now? 😃
#elephants correct - at least 13 here 😃
#butterfly is right, one of the Pieridae.
Yes - this is a resident #dikdik pair often seen here.
Remember antelopes are not born with fully formed horns 😃 This is a #young #impala.
Perfect portrait showing all ID features 😃
She has about 6 #oxpecker #birds on her shoulder 😃
Think #wildebeest is the only one here with pointy horns and a mane 😃
Another possibility: rhino. When lightened, shows 'water-mark' on lower part of body. Rhino also on this camera Feb 17 - Image ASG001wlym
Can't see as much plumage as I'd like, but the light-colored bill is right for RGV.
I think that's a great guess! The pattern looks good. M & T, opinions?
Not very, I expect - welcome back 😃
These are #white-bellied-bustards 😃
They are a herd of #wildebeest 😃
It is a flying piece of grass 😃
Curiously it seems hairy but doesn't move at all. I'd guess some insect sitting on the camera lens.
At L, a territorial male #wildebeest may be chasing rival.
#thomsons-gazelle and the #bird is #egyptian-goose
#wildebeest, about 10.
The #bird over the #wildebeest in frame 3 is a #white-stork. There is no "egyptian crane" 😃
There's nothing wrong with having independent confirmation! 😃
From horn shape & head height I'd say #thomsons-gazelle
Very unusual even to see this on safari. I've only seen small kori chicks twice in all my years.
Nor do I. I think you're free to interpret it as you wish 😃
Distinctive horns with big rounded boss, sweeping down & back then up at tips - #buffalo
#wildebeest adult and #young.
With that smooth dark reddish coat, it's a #topi.
Not sure if it's a secretary, but ele calves often do 'throw their weight around' and intimidate birds and other small things.
That's right. And they have no reason to quarrel.
Yes, #banded-mongoose often stand up like this 😃
Definite WBB 😃
Yes indeed! I'm thinking this could be lion, with the stripes being folds in her skin. Other possibility would be wildebeest. Opinions?
#elephant, with crinkled ele-pants 😃
#warthog male with huuuuge tusks! Why male? Because 2 sets of 'warts' between ears and tusks. Females usually only have the upper ones.
It is, so there must be a #human here. A road runs across this scene, just below horizon.
#dikdik. Young impala would show the typical impala black marks & white tail, and would likely be with other impalas 😃
They are common but localized - they tend to gather at water, or at carcasses, so we don't catch many on these cameras.
#bird is a #grey-breasted-spurfowl.
Probably several hundred wildebeest.
Yes, looks like #baboons.
#crowned-plover they are 😃
Interesting. I wonder if the wildebeest is trying to protect a new calf that we can't see? It's the right time of year.
The former, I think.
Looks like it
Wildebeest chilling. Beard of 1st close, legs of 2nd at L, legs & belly of 3rd, 4th & 5th sitting, framed by 6th & 7th standing 😃
They'll all be males. Close one is sniffing tree & camera for scent-marks. Then he may spray it. Then, murky pics for a while...😃
Man. this migration stuff is hard work! 😃
#grey-breasted-spurfowl, a #bird like a quail or partridge.
#mongoose #white-tailed-mongoose - nice view!
Insects, perhaps bees.
The thing in centre? It is a termite mound 😃
Likely dust. But elephants LOVE rain too!
Looks like #hartebeest tail 😃
Fuzzy ones are young, yes. March is warm, July coldest month - but not so cold as to make zebras grow long hair!
Could be Rufous-tailed Weaver.
Doesn't look like bird to me - maybe vegetation.
The pale brown forehead of the gnu in foreground indicates that it's in its 2nd year. Subsequently this turns black.
Correct - this is a favorite dikdik hangout 😃
Maybe a new animal for you - #springhare, a kind of #rodent like a bushy-tailed kangaroo rat on steroids 😃
Mostly #wildebeest with a few #zebra
Hard to judge distance and scale! Your only other option is zebra, but I'm inclined towards elephant too 😃
#raptor for sure.
You got it!
You're probably right. Storks also circle in flocks, but if no green grass or fire, they likely wouldn't be there.
I agree with warthog, but the thing in tree doesn't look like a baboon. Maybe a big bird - eagle or eagle owl?
Insect close to camera, I think.
Good ID 😃
I only see grass here. Anyway, you would not see a monkey in Serengeti at night 😃
100% #rhino, well done!! 😃
That ear doesn't look like lion though...I think this is a warthog 😃
#abdims-stork - a wet season migrant, visiting from W Africa 😃
Good guess, #wildebeest is right 😃
Aren't they fun? Great picture here.
I agree, #hyena - well done!
In Serengeti, the bushbuck and reedbuck's closest relatives are the eland and waterbuck, respectively. Imagine that!
#reedbuck. Though superficially similar, the bushbuck's tribe split from the reedbuck's tribe very early in antelope evolution...10mya?
From the strong back streaking and yellow legs, I'd say #coqui-francolin.
Most of the cameras are attached to tree trunks. Trees make shade. Animals like shade!
I agree - a #young #elephant.
My guess is elephant, from the texture. Others?
#spotted-hyena. Note the relatively short body with sloping back.
I've posted a lightened version of this photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidbygott/34393559515
It happens - she probably lost a fight with another baboon 😃
No, but it's the very unusual #striped-hyena! Pale tail and many stripes. Study the aardwolf collections and you may see the difference.
Aardwolf is smaller, lighter, with a few distinct bands on body. This is #spotted-hyena 😃
If you've already clicked "Finish", you can't go back; but others will probably get it right, so no worries 😃
I think we are seeing 2 spotted hyenas standing shoulder to shoulder. The other eyes in bkg may be more, can't tell.
It's wild and it's a cat, but species is #cheetah 😃 This is a #young one.
#aardwolf is correct
Wish we could hear them roaring! 😃
Fantastic image. But something I REALLY don't want to see when walking through the bush at night 😃
#dailyzoo great action! 😃
Animals L of centre look like wildebeest, >10 😃
Dramatic view! Might be missing his R horn?
Yes, great portrait!
It looks grey above and orange below, if so it's a Silverbird, but in the shade it's hard to be sure 😃
Hopefully someone noticed this during the past 2 years 😃 Staff check the cameras several times a year.
A #human is driving a car along a road 😃
Or flies or bees - hard to tell.
Agree this #bird is a #crowned-plover
I wonder if there's another, at centre of horizon?
Nice. They are so much more active at night than I ever imagined.
What a fun picture!
I think this view has a road running through, and that is a stationary truck.
Good portrait of #black-backed-jackal.
Rutting male ready for action!
Regular Helmeted guineafowl - the horny crest on head distinguishes them from other Phasianidae. Skin of face and upper neck is sky-blue.
Yes - hard to guess what they are though! Maybe zebra but who knows.
Correct - often seen in this camera view
Yes - a big bull #eland with large dewlap (L) and the characteristic black 'garter' on forelimb (R)
Strange view! Probably 2 more eles further back.
Not being snarky here...how we think they look, and how they look on these photos, can be surprisingly different! Practice helps a lot.
#lion. Light color, lack of pattern, thin tail. It's worth looking thru collections of cat spp to familiarize self with ID features 😃
I think #wildebeest. Striped hyena sightings are exceedingly rare and usually at night 😃
Difficult to ID 😉
Helmeted #guineafowl confirmed. Yes, nice sequence!
I almost said no, but you're right! 😃
#buffalo is right
Yes - #thomsons-gazelle
Yes, #young #wildebeest 😃
Probably...if it's coming slightly towards us and to L, kori could show that much white. Otherwise I can't think what it could be.
Correct, the #grants-gazelle horn shape is distinctive.
Looks like #interaction, one male #impala chasing another.
Yes, maybe fighting
You didn't take long to get your gazelles sorted out 😃
Yes #white-tailed-mongoose. It's nocturnal. Note: long legs are darker than grey body, and tail is lighter - that's unique among mongooses.
Adult male #baboon. All dark brown, tail arched at base - vervet is paler grey and has tail longer than its body.
Looks like colorful alien life form but alas, it's just a plant 😃
Good one. And plenty of dinner in background 😃
I think you are right, it's #young - it moves - good spot 😃
I think not. IMO the male on L is too young to mate - a breeding male is bigger than a female and has massive neck & shoulders.
😃 Spent time in Serengeti?
Wow, it's pouring rain in the distance. Happy gnus!
Shows well the "white tights" of this species.
Come now, only about 500 spp on SNP list! But those that we regularly see in these SSS photos are quite few.
Yes, what an odd pic! That's a big stealth #elephant hiding behind a small tree 😃
One of the small bustards, I think female Black-bellied.
The back of its R ear?
Now that could be a white-crowned shrike.
Also 2nd adult beyond the 1st and facing R.
Maybe zebra, from shape of muzzle.
Not enough data. Likely suspects include larger weaver spp or starling spp.
Not certain that it isn't a jackal 😃 BEF has very black legs, but still, they might be blown out by the flash.
Correct. If working on a computer, try click+drag image over a white window on desktop - sometimes helps to see what's there 😃
Yes, with that streaky belly, looks like spurfowl.
Could be swarm of bees.
I'd guess wildebeest 😃
Well spotted, welcome back S!
#wildebeest - female I think 😃
Looks to me more like a wasp than a grasshopper but not sure. There are solitary locust species in SNP, but no swarms.
Yes - a pair has a tiny range, so the local residents are commonly seen in this view.
I wonder if it could be a kori? The wing feather in centre shows barring, which SB doesn't have.
Looks like it. Shows you how tall the grass can get here!
Yup. The black spot below base of ear is diagnostic.
Good interpretation. Looks like someone spray-marked this camera 😃
Nice view of a #side-striped-jackal, distinguished here by white tail tip.
They are wet-season migrants from W Africa and come in huge flocks to feast on Serengeti's grassland insects.
Yes, well done 😃
Right - the common one here is #grey-breasted-spurfowl.
That's right, #abdims-stork.
Well done - you know your animals 😃
Maybe a warthog.
A bull #buffalo is entering from R.
Distant herd = #zebra
#wildebeest. A cow's tail tassel starts much lower down, around the anatomical equivalent of its heel.
From the white markings on belly and underwing this is a #lappet-faced-vulture a.k.a. #nubian-vulture 😃
#impala. No need to keep tagging testes, they are present in half the population 😃
Little lost #baby #wildebeest. It is greyish with a dark face and dark mane 😃
My best guess is wildebeest.
It's a rock 😃
Correct - the 'two-tone' body color is distinctive.
Not with such big horns. Young male #impala 😃
Veg or termite structure 😃
There are 3 #hartebeest L of tree, a possible impala at R edge of photo, and the twin eyes may be another impala.
#wildebeest. If a warthog stood in front of a camera you could see over its back 😃
Good #wildebeest portrait!
#thomsons-gazelle - the heavy black side stripe is distinctive.
Striking photo of #elephant "scenting" with raised trunk.
That's right - a lovely clear view of #aardwolf.
We are getting some really stunning photos this season - nice to see that better quality of image again.
Get well soon TD, meanwhile we'll watch the class 😃
#black-backed-jackal - nice shot.
Here you can see this in context: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/wildcam-gorongosa/talk/91/305252
#dailyzoo - That is about the best aardvark photo we've had!
With those ears, it's #serval. The ears are rotated backwards.
eland or maybe cow.
Pregnant in March is unlikely, but possible I suppose. Movement looks like breathing.
Yes, 2 #spotted-hyenas
Known glitch, see https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG0000007/discussions/DSG0001qbt
These are at least 3 adult #wildebeest and 2 or 3 calves.
All the animals are wildebeest. The 'ostrich' may be vegetation.
Jackals are too small to hunt #zebra 😃 This is more likely a zebra foal but hard to see clearly
Far R is female #grants-gazelle, other 2 are #thomsons-gazelle.
Could be a spotted hyena.
Ostriches are a lot bigger. This #bird is a female Black-bellied or Hartlaub's #bustard 😃
This is actually how raindrops look on these cameras - they are travelling down, not up, despite looks.
Looks right for waterbuck - strange picture!
Could be a smaller bird, like a starling.
Looks like it.
wowwww! the colours....
Wow! I think that is the best wildcat I've seen here.
Yes, I can see the cord too 😃
Superb Starling is the common one here on the plains.
Yes, looks like a fight - with a #wildebeest referee!
Yellow with a black face, so this #bird is a #weaver; perhaps Vitelline but can't be sure.
I think quite a small antelope, maybe even dikdik - there's usually a pair resident at this site.
That's a nice find! The calf is probably about 3 months old by May.
Actually #grants-gazelles, despite black sidestripe. Note how the white rump-patch curls over top of black bar
Yes I think so.
That's my guess too.
Yes - only #elephant has those pillar legs 😃
That's right! I get about 13 #elephants.
Could just be the wind moving the grass.
Over-saturated maybe, but hippos really are quite pink on the lower parts of their head and body 😃
If they see them often, yes. I've sometimes had lions resting in the shade UNDER my land-rover!
Everything I can see looks like #wildebeest.
But what is it?! I'm guessing impala.
Could be dust. The time stamp is wrong, but if date is right, fire is very unusual in February.
These look like #wildebeest.
Probably feeding, but I can't ID this #bird.
Possibly something smaller, like a Rufous-tailed Weaver. But not sure.
Somebody's clothes? If it is animal, I think Eland is the best fit, the shoulder/neck of a bull.
Unusually clear & close photo of one, great! #dailyzoo
Nice. The #young one and all the others are #buffalo.
Here we see a #wildebeest beard and parts of 2 #zebra 😃
#buffalo. They are big & usually look a uniform dark grey at night 😃
Hint - distant zebra often look pale grey or almost white - often in herds and all about the same size - nothing else fits that.
I see it - I think it's one of a line of wildebeest moving L to R at edge of woods.
I think it's just leaves moving in breeze - no animals 😦
..."please" just doesn't fit in 140 characters. Thanks for all you do 😃
Sorry mandellina! My colleague is Finnish but her English is amazing. Sometimes we may seem brusque if we're in a hurry. And sometimes the..
Wildebeest sitting in foreground, more + zebras in bkg.
Previous comments sometimes offer a clue 😃
That's correct - some Bushnells were used in Season 9.5 but I think the central Serengeti cameras are a different species 😃
Insect/spider/suspended vegetation close to camera.
That is a weird effect! Some of the new photos, like this one, have a central rectangle with distorted colors, not sure why.
Yes, they are #buffalo and the central one is #young.
Correct. They are big, with sloping back, lion-colored with pale hindquarters.
Yes, they tend to be the ones with just a single photo instead of a series of 3.
Agree #oxpecker #birds on #buffalo.
I don't see any animal here. There are clumps of grass that look like animals. Civets are mostly nocturnal anyway.
I don't think it's an animal.
I think trees.
Agree the #bird is a #white-bellied-bustard
From color, most likely a #wildebeest
It's probably the body of a wildebeest
Nice photo! #dailyzoo
Probably right. Am away from books and will be off grid till end March 😃
Agree topi. Ear seems to be 'above' curve of horn. In buffalo it'd be below.
Looks more like bird than radio-collar 😃
If indeed it's an animal, maybe eland?
I'd say fairly old with both horns broken.
I'd say about 14 zebra and 4 wildebeest.
Possibly impala? I think I can see the heel mark, rump stripe and body shape of impala.
Correct. Looks like there may be a giraffe too, beyond them on horizon.
I think Tommies but can't really explain why 😃
The #white-storks are there because of the fire, they catch small animals fleeing from the flames.
Young male #impala.
And this exclosure will be present in all images taken by this camera.
Thing at bottom R is a twig.
L is wildebeest, R something small like reedbuck? impala?
Or hartebeest? hard to tell.
tyre on back of truck?
Not abundant, but fairly common in riverine habitats. They need plenty of shade and easily available water.
Yes, that's why they are there.
I think so. If it's animal it's domestic.
Confirm #secretary-bird 😃
Looks more like #steenbok.
Agree, 2 lions walking exactly side by side 😃
Hyena seems reasonable.
#hartebeest I believe.
#hartebeest + #young in fg, #wildebeest in bkg
#eland - overall light color, 'garters' on forelegs, black tassel at tip of tail.
I prefer #impala
We are calling all domestics #cattle.
Spotting and body shape say #cheetah to me 😃
Note markings - black spots at reat hocks and groin, black bar on rump... #impala
Yes, can't see any animals even after tweaking it.
#topi with #young - the short swept-back horns of adult are distinctive. But there's also an #impala at R behind trees.
It is a #topi, the grey patches on hips & shoulders bleached out by overexposure.
Maricksu, I think by now you have learned exactly what is in the view of every camera - impressive!
I'm not sure what that is in centre! But I do think there's a smaller giraffe beyond base of tree, facing R.
#impala is correct
#thomsons-gazelle is right.
Probably flying insect v close to lens.
Shows the "head-up" posture of a territorial bull. You can almost hear him honking!
Carcass of a bush 😃
I would say #impala. His horns look damaged but they curve back rather than forward.
That's what it looks like, but I find it hard to believe zebras here would just graze while a man walks by!
Looks more like buffalo to me, but hard to be sure.
Looks like impala.
Absolutely #cheetah with that long slumped body and tiny head 😃
Can't think of anything but hyena for this, though it does look odd.
He could just be a pastoralist out for a walk - when you walk there at night, you feel safer with a spear, even such a puny one as this 😃
It would get mist, particularly after a night of rain, most likely Dec-Apr, but Maricksu has proved that this is indeed smoke.
Well spotted! It's the muzzle of a medium sized antelope, I would say impala. See also Image ASG001qgxc, 50 mins earlier.
The white storks are there because of the fire - they catch insects and other small animals fleeing the flames.
Impala would be the most likely suspect, for the bkg animal.
Could be, but I wouldn't rule out a 1st year hartebeest calf.
They look like tommies.
Yes, they usually calve ~ Jul-Sep so maybe 7-9mo old. They are already mature at 2 yrs.
That's correct - eye looks black.
Buffalo is correct. You aren't likely to see cattle at night, because herders round them all up and put them in a boma (corral) for safety.
Looks like #wildebeest to me.
You guess, so do many others, and if most guess the same thing, that's what it is! I guess wildebeest, cos seem to have vertical dark faces.
#buffalo and #young 😃
Most likely wildebeest but impossible to be certain.
If wildebeest it would be 8-9 months old, and that looks about right. The only other option would be eland.
I don't know what this could be!
Maybe small carnivore rather than springhare because a) posture (back straight not rounded) b) forelegs visible, c) eyes close together.
Definitely #buffalo, could be 3 in this photo.
Definitely big cat, I'd say lion.
Agree just one 😃
Definitely #impala. Note 2-tone body color, black eartips, groin spot and heel spot, hornless females.
Could also be reedbuck. Hard to be sure with this one.
Well done, they are #topi 😃
Absolutely #wildebeest. Long dark face carried almost vertical, hooked horns that don't droop down, mane.. many ID features visible.
I would say #spotted-hyena, Looks kind of indistinct but spotty, holds head low. They are frustrating, but don't despair!
Also with wildebeest, you would most likely get part of a horn in this kind of view.
If you mean the black patch, that's her tail 😃
Maybe one of the medium sized antelopes, like reedbuck or impala, but can't tell which species 😃
Looks like smoke, yes.
Don't see fire. You mean the clouds, or the orange plastic thingy?
These are sheep, but we classify all domestics as #cattle.
Yes, maybe the Rattling C, which is one of the commonest.
Topi in centre, and maybe impala on R.
Agree #buffalo. You're unlikely to see cattle at night - the herders put them in fenced corrals.
We don't know what you guessed! It's likely to be a medium antelope such as an impala.
Dark 2-humped thing may be termite mound.
Can't be sure - has binocular vision - could be a small carnivore like jackal, or even an owl.
Yes, this would be mainly guesswork - the guys under L tree look like buffalo to me.
Horns do vary, with age and across individuals. All the other features are good for impala.
Yes, rather challenging! My guess is wildebeest. Others?
#impala yes, but the guy in lower L looks too small for gnu - I think #warthog.
All are #buffalo.
Correct, all distinctive marks clearly visible.
#wildebeest - note black face contrasting with light neck, and buffalo horns are more droopy.
You could answer a lot of your own queries by studying the ID guide and learning distinctive features of each species. 3 #eland + wildebeest
The curve of the horns makes this an #impala.
Yes, you got 51+ #wildebeest there.
Correct - heavy black side-stripe and tail.
Correct. Combination of body color, dark ear tips and lack of female horns is unique.
Correct - dark face and mane, hooked horns.
#eland. Gnu has proportionally bigger head and usually holds it lower - many other diffs.
Looks like it - even though washed out, you can see black ear tips.
No, it's a #wildebeest
Please un-tag lion. It is indeed a #wildebeest calf.
hmmm, still looks more like hartebeest to me.
See below. Cow-like build, level back, dorsal stripe, large size, slightly twisted horns - all fit #eland.
My first thought was #serval - note the long-legged stride, short head, short tail. What do you think?
Doesn't quite look right...pale body, dark legs, also a bit small. Other thoughts?
I don't know. Did you pass?
It appears to be a male #thomsons-gazelle.
This image shows a #buffalo in R foreground and 2 or more buffalo in background.
Super photo! #dailyzoo
Every giraffe is unique - this 'maple-leaf' pattern is common among the Maasai giraffe of Serengeti.
Green December grass gets no fire but plenty moisture 😃
Looks like adult female #thomsons-gazelle.
Can't tell - obscured by a bush 😃
Pooping - they typically give birth in the morning, lying down, in Jan/Feb 😃
Yes #oxpeckers do occasionally sit on impala, and on warthogs too. I haven't seen them on gazelles though.
Really hard, cos so dark! Eland? or buffalo?
Ok, thanks for those examples, I think I was wrong and I can believe you have a young bull here 😃
If it's a bull, its horns do not look thick enough for a territory holder. Looks more like female. But I could be wrong - educate me!
I think wildebeest though no positive ID feature visible - just the way they all run en masse and are mostly dark 😃
Agree #steenbok...and welcome back to expert classifier AowlanCrystal!
They look too small for topi, I'd say impala. Good to know where this is!
I agree 😃
Anything you want me to be!
Black on ear-tips and crown are good clues that these are #impala.
#wildebeest. Serengeti has NO horses (other than zebras and donkeys 😃 )
Yes sheep - their tails hang down. Goat tails curl up. Anyway, we have to call them #cattle.
Or possibly scientist houses at the research institute?
Might be, or a tented camp.
The pale wavy streak is a flying #bat.
Cow-like build, large size, black-tasseled tail and black bands on forelegs, all point to #eland.
Yes, an #impala.
Certainly looks like bird.
A lovely Xmas eve...missed it, as I was in an aircraft on my way there 😃
Agree #impala from spacing of rings on horn.
Wildebeest. Look at the tails.
#giraffe is right
Impala is correct
#hartebeest, as it lacks the dark markings of topi.
Don't know what you guessed - these are #wildebeest
Don't know what you guessed - these are 3 #wildebeest
Agree hyena, mainly because of the absence of any white markings - cheetah or leopard would show paler on chest and inner legs.
They look rather white and angular to be zebra. Maybe cattle but not sure.
If there are no animals, just score it as 'nothing here' and move on - no need to post blanks here, they are very common.
#topi - note the dark patches on thighs, and yellow "stockings"
Agree 2 x #warthog.
What we are seeing here are the two prominent horn-bosses of an old male, very close to camera.
Cool! That #bird is an #African-hoopoe, first time I have seen it on SSS.
I'd say #wildebeest, with head seen in profile...black vertical face, pale beard, etc.
Looks like it. Mounting, anyway.
Hard to tell - if so, something domestic with that color scheme.
Looks like it's part of a vertical dark face, as in Wildebeest. There is also a shape at L which looks like another sitting gnu.
I can't for sure see any zebra here, think all are gnu.
Some of these cameras are set high, so large animals may seem small. This looks more like #hartebeest. If unsure, pls don't use #.
The reason for no horse option is that there are no horses here. But there are very many #wildebeest and this is one 😃
Antelope with thick black side-stripe, most likely #thomsons-gazelle.
That's possible, but more likely dead wood.
Not trap. Exclosure for vegetation/grazing studies.
...and groin spot and horns. You're right, he's an #impala and the rest are #grants-gazelle - nice to see them together.
I think so.
Oh yes. In that flat country the floods can be surprising!
Black centre bar in white tail is also a feature of #impala.
I would go with female Grant, because the horns though long are very thin.
I think wildebeest would be unlikely in such a dry August landscape. But eland are correct.
I see what you are looking at, but I can't be sure that it's an animal.
#hartebeest is correct. Looks like 2 mums and 2 #young.
All of the larger antelopes (impala and up) form herds, though you may see single individuals.
Either impala or Grant, but I'm not sure either 😃
You are such an expert at this! 😃
#wildebeest. The form of the tail - with pale base surrounded by a fringe of very long dark hair - is unique to wildebeest.
I'm sure it was, but we don't know what you guessed! The black-tipped ears suggest #impala.
There are probably 4 antelopes here but very hard to tell what species! Possibly large ones like hartebeest?
These are 3 #wildebeest.
Seems to be a wildebeest. If unsure, please don't use # - it confuses people searching for those animals. You can edit your own post 😃
I see the rear end of an animal at R edge which appears to have zebra stripes.
Yes, you should always guess. We can't tell what you guessed, but hope it was #wildebeest 😃
Can't see any animal but the ele. The thing R of centre looks like a bush or grass clump to me.
The #young #wildebeest in foreground is not alone, there are at least 20 in background. Not sure what it's looking at, maybe dead wood?
Same animal as ASG001qifo.
Probably a bat.
How about the base of an #eland's horn?
#serval, that diagonal shoulder stripe is so distinctive.
Definitely a big cat. Cheetahs sometimes are active at night but I am not 100% sure either...thick neck...could be lion with artifact spots?
I say spotted hyena.
I think it's mud 😃
More commonly known as #impala.
#wildebeest lit by IR beam from camera 😃
They are #wildebeest like the foreground animals.
It's a wired exclosure for studying the effect of protection from grazing.
I would have guessed buffalo.
I can't for sure see any animal.
#buffalo is correct
Horns and neck stripes and body form most resemble #wildebeest.
Yes we think so.
#grants-gazelle. The long bent-back horns are unique to gazelles here. Eland have mostly straight horns, as do oryx which we never see.
I agree, but not # positive 😃
Strange & beautiful lighting! Typical 'harem' #impala group with single male and many females.
They are sheep, but we classify all domestic animals as #cattle.
They are #wildebeest
Also #grants-gazelle, 3rd from left.
The running one may be, but the head in foreground is an #impala - note black forehead and ear-tips
Maricksu is correct - white rump patch and horn shape of foreground animal show it's a Grant.
I don't think an adult bull would do that, but the one mounting here looks like only 18 months old.
That was my thought too BB, it could possibly be a young buff. Tapers too quickly and angle is wrong for ele tusk.
Can't even tell if it's an animal.
The 'rods' appear to be flying insects, maybe flies dislodged by a horned animal shaking its head. But who has a horn like that?
#hartebeest, with those hooked horns it could be nothing else 😃
Looks like a #vulture.
Surprisingly difficult! These guys lack the Grant's black eyestripe and bar across nose. Horns very slender...but I think I agree impala.
Could there also be a tiny giraffe calf standing behind the R adult?
Agree #topi #young
Def #grants-gazelle. Note how the white rump mark curls over top of black bar.
You nailed it, #hartebeest 😃
Probably not grass but a baby shrub or tree such as acacia. Female giraffes like this do 'browse down' a lot, more often than males.
Possibly wildebeest walking L to R but not certain!
Your instinct was good. Dark ear tips and facial markings and general shape, all match #impala.
Correct, no question!
All are #wildebeest. Front centre is a calf not a half, at left a mother and calf rear view, eyes are yet more gnus.
Or part of a plant close to camera?
I think it's a plant.
A wildebeest there in Aug seems unlikely, and would it have that thick black dorsal stripe? But what? Eland? donkey?
I think camera is lying on its side on ground - don't see any part of human.
I'd guess bat too.
I agree 😛 Baboon male going right - but why no tail? or warthog grazing facing left. You decide!
#impala horn for sure.
Looks right to me.
I think impala too.
Agree, probably hartebeest. Also some tommies present, e.g. far right.
Only #impala has that black heel spot 😃
Well spotted! I agree.
Can't be sure - may just be plants 😃
#impala - I can just make out his S-curved horns.
Just maybe. I'd expect more dark on its ears and legs.
I'd score it as nothing.
Could also be dirt or veg - can't positively ID it as horn. The other impala is a #hartebeest 😃
#spotted-hyena definitely, cubs probably.
The pattern does not change, just 'stretches' as the zebra grows.
Identifiable, as #hartebeest
Right genus, wrong species...they are about 4 #zebra.
#spotted-hyena - larger size, small dark tail.
Now that's an unusual night capture!
Good guess. I can't swear that it's not a #young topi calf - they are very similar.
The white on the muzzle narrows it down very few species. This appears to be #impala.
There are 3 or 4 of them and I think impala is a better bet. Duiker is very rarely seen in Serengeti photos.
Tricky one, but I believe a gnu calf with horns that big would show a bigger darker mane, and the context makes eland much more likely.
#zebra has a #young one standing behind it. At R is rear of a #wildebeest. The cage is some sort of exclosure for vegetation study.
Yes eyes - maybe more #zebra.
Could be a hare
#topi left, #hartebeest right. Study the difference.
I'm sure you're right...I might have been tempted to call this impala, but your other photo has to be topi.
Sold herself to Nike? 😛
They are all #grants-gazelle - the white rump patch is distinctive.
More likely #impala.
With those very black ear-tips it has to be #impala.
Too small and sleek for cattle. I think impala.
It looks to me more like a gazelle than a wildebeest.
I agree with #impala
You probably don't need to tag #Serengeti, since all photos are from there 😃 But #thomsons-gazelle is legit.
Now whatever could that be?........#zebra?
Dark eartips, dark forehead = #impala
I'd guess Impala.
The knobbly patches on body are dried mud from an earlier wallow - he looks OK to me.
They are topi, honest! They look grey because of the harsh light.
They are mostly sheep, but we code them as #cattle 😃
BB, it's random luck I guess...I see lots of them!
I can ID 2 species here - #zebra and #topi (both with #young). Not sure what is in rear centre but assume also topi.
This is a #topi - has short horns (in both sexes) that curve backwards. Waterbuck has longer horns (male only) that curve forwards.
I hope you do! It is even more fantastic than the photos 😃
No, it is shaped more like hartebeest. Pls don't use # if unsure of ID, because picture now gets sent to at least 2 reedbuck collections.
No, it's more medium-sized, possibly a reedbuck or Grant but I can't see enough head detail. Pls don't use # if unsure of ID 😃
It's a #hartebeest - its horns curve forward a little and then back - topi horns are more swept back. Also topi would look darker.
Yes, that's Heliotropium.
Well done! 😃
I'm not seeing an animal here at all. If you aren't sure of ID, please don't use # 😃
#buffalo - dark color is a good clue.
I doubt it.
#spotted-hyena - vastly commoner than stripped or even striped 😃
#grants-gazelle is right - shape of white rump patch is distinctive.
#hartebeest is correct.
#hartebeest I think.
I think all are wildebeest 😃
It's always good to see scientists having fun 😃 What animal do you think is being imitated?
It could also be a stump, termite hill, baboon...at this distance, we can't tell 😃
Looks like Black-lored Babbler
Yes, looks like #fire
Feels like a bat to me
Not sure if bat or moth
I can't imagine what would make the stripes at top left.
The flying thing beats its wings 3 times during the flash; possibly moth.
I would guess windblown debris.
Possibly small insect travelling upwards very fast?
The flying thing between the #zebras may be a bat, showing a relatively slow wingbeat - two beats during the flash.
Maybe small insect close to camera, or windblown detritus
Probably flying insect
Maybe a strand of spiderweb close to camera.
Animal was beamed up to the mother ship? 😛
Looks like the back half of an #aardwolf.
And possibly a 2nd giraffe, small, just R of centre in front of big bush.
The stripes make me want to say zebra, but not 100% sure.
Yes, looks like a #young male #lion.
I'd guess wildebeest from size and motion.
They are #buffalo
Looks like oblique side view of the base of an eland's horns. Tricky!
Too small for elephant, I would guess wildebeest.
If aardwolf, we might see more stripes? I'd guess spotted hyena, as they can appear quite un-spotted 😃
Most likely grey-breasted spurfowl.
Yes sheep, but we tag livestock as #cattle. Sheep have tails that droop down, goat tails curl up - otherwise they can look rather similar 😃
Def #leopard! The white under the curl of tail, the stocky build as you say.
I think sticks. Nothing we know here has such long straight horns or could hold them at that angle.
#impala - note dark spots on heels
They don't tend to hunt adult gazelles but may be looking for small fawns. Front gazelle acts like she's chasing it away.
Nice! Maybe Acraea.
Mmm, most project females take better care of hair...this looks very matted...could be lion mane!
I think it's smaller than kori, perhaps the size of white-bellied bustard.
Right, #reedbuck - lacks the bushbuck's black marks on forelegs.
It does, however, have enormous ears, so steenbuck is also a possibility.
Definitely #cattle, naughty cattle, shouldn't be in Park 😃
Yes looks like #elephant
#buffalo & something close to camera - part of another buffalo?
Could it not be the tusk of said #warthog?
Does look as though he is threatening another male out of frame. Not sure what's on horizon, ostrich?
Seems to stick out sideways too much for either jackal or serval. How about a young hyena? I'm really not sure.
#bird-other, probably francolin, preening itself.
Front leg of #elephant 😃
#bird-other tail or wing
#giraffe foreleg - brown with typical white 'sock'
#hippo is correct 😃
I agree, #kori-bustard
Good guess - #topi
I agree, #warthog
Nose of #zebra 😃 Stripes at top of the object, nostril at the bottom!
Pretty dawn light here.
Too tall for genet. Maybe hyena - not much to go on!!
Possibly baboon close to camera.
Lucky zebra 😉
I can't see any background animals. Zebra shows partial 'saddle' mutation where stripes on back are broken into irregular spots.
Agree, looks more like #reedbuck.
#buffalo is right 😃
#cattle is correct 😃
Maybe flying insect.
What else has legs like that?
#wildebeest - it's the species most often seen with zebra 😃
#impala - rich orange brown color.
#dikdik - note big dark preorbital gland, pointed snout, relatively small ears.
It's a hard one, but not the first I've seen. Look at a side view pic of a bull eland and you'll see how it works 😃
I think so too.
Yes, not sure what's with the ear... wet? mud? blood?
Yes, #lion #cub looks likely.
Main subject is the dewlap of an #eland. The thing that comes in from left may be something it's eating.
I see your point 😃 Large, dark, a bit shaggy but not maned or bearded - I'd guess buffalo.
#bird-other in flight
I see no horns, so they may be.
Looks like a #weaver.
'Rodent' is #bird-other
Can't go back! For how to deal with multi species, read https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG0000006/discussions/DSG0000057
Large rounded horn bosses (below #oxpecker) indicate #buffalo. Interface does permit entry of multiple species.
We can't know what you guessed, but these look like #thomsons-gazelle, dark side stripe visible.
Tsessebe is a general term for Damaliscus lunatus; the E.African ssp. D.l. jimela is known as topi. Looks dark because night photo 😃
I believe this is a #spotted-hyena - smaller than lion, seems to have spots on arm, head down and out of sight so we just see hairy shoulder
agree t-mound 😃
Correct of course 😃
So much bling...might be human?
I say #wildebeest 😃
RGV is correct.
Definitely duiker. Also they look rather stout and stocky, short thick neck compared with dikdik.
Amy, it's an aardvark...armadillo only found in the Americas 😃
I see 1 hartebeest and a lot of #gazelle of uncertain species.
I'd call that a butterfly 😃
Kori is a bigger bird with a crest and a thick pale gray neck. This looks like a #black-bellied-bustard.
Could be a Coqui Francolin in front of the #thomsons-gazelles.
Agree #bat-eared-fox - white spot may be flying insect.
I'd say you have two #tawny-eagle L & R, then between them is a #white-headed-vulture - super bird, too bad we can't see her head!
This looks like a much smaller animal than Grant but with narrow straight horns - I suggest steenbok.
#thomsons-gazelle - it has a black side stripe.
I think not a large #bird, maybe a shrike.
#bird-other perched on camera, perhaps Roller.
Tommy yes. #bird-other perched on camera is probably Lilac-breasted Roller.
Ha, that's a #lion!
#young zebras I believe, hence brownish tone. Gnu on left.
He's holding a grass slasher, obviously needs to use it 😃
Yes...birth happens at the other end 😃 Animal is #hartebeest.
Looks like something man-made. Maybe human arm/hand manipulating camera.
I'll go with #lion.
Agree all are tommies. The L female's horns happen to curve like a reedbuck's, but r'bucks don't hang with tommies - different food prefs.
I think #warthog
I'd vote for hippo.
Bill of #kori-bustard
#bird-other, probably francolin.
Cheetah watching zebras, yes. But she isn't going to mess with them - they could kill her!
Too tall for vulture, too many feathers on neck - #secretary-bird
It is quite common in female #thomsons-gazelle, for horns to be broken or deformed
Correct, #zebras and #hartebeest here
Normal #wildebeest with stripes on body.
#guineafowl is right
You're right, it's a #dikdik.
Black-bellied Bustard - think it's this rather than Hartlaub's.
There are 6 or more wildebeest.
Vegetation in foreground, perhaps zebras beyond.
and #topi in foreground.
You could hardly get a clearer image of cheetah than this!
#white-bellied-bustard, a smaller #bird than kori.
It's a fairly busy main road through the park.
yes, it's kinda green.
I propose that these are 3 giraffes 😃
#reedbuck confirmed! Spot under ear just visible in 3.
Good call. I thought giraffe leg when I first saw it, but of course you are right 😃
Agree #leopard, well spotted!!
L-shaped horns and no dark leg markings = #hartebeest
All are #gazelle but can't be sure of species.
They are #wildebeest, at least 15.
Don't - it is an enigmatic pic, and everyone has to learn 😃
Yes, and 2 more #topi at far R.
#gazelle is the best I can do!
Possibly hyenas. Hard to see!
#black-backed-jackal, golden would not have so orange a leg.
I don't see a white nose...animal is a #topi
Spike at bottom is plant. Thing at R edge is much closer, thus out of focus - could be insect or lizard on camera. I'm not seeing a Grant.
We often get this, it's the tail of a #bird-other perching on the camera 😃
It could be elephant.
Correct. Probably a tommy.
OK...I guess dikdik.
#gazelle, but can't be sure which.
I'm sure it was, but we'll never know 😃 #wildebeest
I agree hyena - with that sloping back.
They look small for dwarf m, and not red enough. Might be Arvicanthis grass mice - very common but seldom caught on camera.
Driver would be on R side with R arm out 😃
Yes! I guess this camera is mounted on a short post, not a tree.
Agree young #buffalo. Waterbuck would have white around nose.
Too big for hog, too smooth for ele, agree probably buffalo.
I think tail is cut short, yes.
Looks like arms of two different people. How does that work? 😃
Rather scruffy #thomsons-gazelle. You can see part of the curving black line that runs from eye to nose.
#impala - note black ear tips. Bushbuck is an unusual animal here, compared to that other place where it's so common 😃
I don't see any animals even when pic is lightened.
It is. This place is #dikdik Central, they live nearby. In bkg are #thomsons-gazelles.
Neck and ear of grazing #hippo
You are wise to deduce small antelope; normally a view like this would be giraffe, but this camera is on ground. #gazelle, maybe tommy.
Too low for wildebeest. This bristly hide on a short animal is typical of #warthog.
Cute... #young #elephant often lie or roll on ground.
They appear to be, yes.
#impalas yes, black thing either bird or insect.
Well done, that #bird is a #grey-hornbill.
The dark thing on R horizon is a tree.
#lion looks right.
Yes, #bird is #crowned-lapwing / #crowned-plover
This is your second #hare! Bounding from R to L. Note how its ears are about as long as its tail...this is not true of jackals.
Looking at the 4 moving ones - 2nd from left is wildebeest, others are zebras, compare differences in profile.
Maybe; or hartebeest; something large and smooth-coated.
Fairly sure it's #buffalo
Animal - possibly serval but not # positive.
#kori-bustard is right, they are huge!
Starling, probably Superb.
#buffalo looks good.
Herd of #wildebeest on the move 😃
The bird looks like a Superb Starling, about the size of a European starling 😃
If you are referring to #zebra, there are >10 here.
Not sure...maybe zebra.
Looks like animal.
#lion is right, that little bearded chin is typical.
It's the horn of a #buffalo. Better not to use # if not certain of ID 😃
I agree, #bushbuck.
Agree - the dark stripe along foreleg matches #reedbuck.
There are good reasons why we don't have this category, see Discuss section. These are wildebeest.
Hard one. It has to be one of the tall birds. I'd say secretary, perhaps a young one.
No idea what you guessed. This is a #topi
Probably another zebra - nothing else would stand so close.
Sorry, I can't see any 😃
#wildebeest is right 😃
The half-head at R is definitely #wildebeest so I think we can assume the eyes are too.
Raindrops in a windy storm.
Correct. It's guess-time!
Looks to me like Tommies on the left and perhaps zebras in the middle.
Not in October. The very short birth season normally falls between late December and early February.
They are all gazelles. I think Grant's but not sure.
I can see 4 here and possibly 5 😃
That's a #young calf in foreground, its coat red-brown, horns still smaller than its ears - an unusual view!
#serval is right
That was my best guess too.
I agree, #male #lion
Maybe sidestriped jackal.
Please no 😃 Just classify these as "nothing here" and no need to post them.
They'll be part of a larger troop, maybe 30-50 indivs.
From dark ear-tips, dark forehead and nose structure, I deduce #baby #impala. Then, the 3 in left bkg also look like impala.
Looks like #elephant.
The only animal I see here is the #reedbuck.
The #wildebeest may just be walking past the camera. In bkg are #grants-gazelle.
Not sure what is happening behind the #hartebeest!
Yes good, they are #hartebeest.
This looks like the leg (left) and tail (right) of an #elephant who is dropping dust or other debris (the many small spots)
I see 5 #wildebeest on left and three #eland on right 😃
#bird on #wildebeest probably a wattled starling.
In foreground #hartebeest, #zebra in 3
Agree, though maybe #zebra too.
It may be a bird, like francolin, but not sure.
This #wildebeest would have given birth about 6-7 months after the date on photo 😃
I think he's OK.
Fruits of Sausage Tree. Please just use # when certain of ID 😃
Those are two words I don't often see together, but yes! 😃
Thing at top is tail of #bird-other
I would guess cheetah.
Looks like #spotted-hyena hair and paw.
Fruits of Sausage Tree
Probably another #buffalo.
True. It's June, so probably not gnu or zebra - pick any other herd-living animal 😃
Could also be dust or insects - no body outline visible.
Agree with TD.
It's a #bird-other 😃 The antelopes are, or include, #grants-gazelle.
The one we can see most clearly is a tommy, with dark side stripe and tail. Probably the others are too. Was that your guess?
No suricates in Serengeti, but could be a banded mongoose which similarly stands erect.
It's stamping on small prey to stun or kill it.
Looks like it. And looks like your spellchecker is infected with an American virus 😉
Definitely serval 😃
Agree #aardwolf 😃
Camera fired the first flash, #spotted-hyena is just reflecting...good try but no 😉
Probably large carnivore - lion or hyena.
Looks like a fork-tailed drongo chasing an insect.
You bet, #bushbuck. Banding on limbs also distinctive.
There is honestly no way to ID this. It could equally well be a lion 😃
Wonderful picture #dailyzoo
Everything I can see is #zebra. While elephants may look similar, they are a LOT bigger 😃
There are at least 6 together which would be unusual for bushbuck (which are seldom seen here!) or reedbuck - they look like #impala to me.
#grants-gazelle is correct! See our little features on Grants in Chat/Fun Facts 😃
It does look like #lion, probably a cub.
#zebra (black stripes...) Your # automatically adds this image to several rhino collections, but if you delete # you can correct this 😃
#zebra and the 'tail' is vegetation
#male #lion and #zebras
#thomsons-gazelle by color, also you would probably not be able to see horizon over a Grant's back.
Most likely impala.
#bird-other. It's very unusual to see rodents in short grass plains in daytime, they would be too vulnerable.
Yes, looks like one.
Very very tall, with spotted legs and long flowing tail tassel... #giraffe 😃
Could be 😃
Animal at left is a #topi. If you aren't sure of ID, please don't use #.
Yes, probably a #bird-other part.
Correct, #lion ear.
#bird-other, probably shrikes.
Not a rook - frame 3 clearly shows a #raptor head, but I cannot say more.
#eland female. Note horns smooth & straight, crest of hair above neck, dewlap below it - all differences from topi 😃
You are good at finding problematic pics! I can't be sure here, it looks to me like a young Black-backed.
I don't see one.
Good point. Somehow it looks more like Eland to me, but I can't prove it 😃
Me neither. No outline visible. Probably fairly large grazer (eye on side of head), hartebeest or eland or such.
Whether you can or can't see sides, you can look at rump (big white rectangle) and horns (long yet slender) - female #grants-gazelle 😃
Themeda triandra - Red Oat-grass.
Read about it in "Fun Facts".
That's right, the young are just starting to show signs of their dark limb markings.
Can't tell. Maybe a large bird like a kori bustard?
If it is so blurry, it is very close to lens, therefore very small. I suggest lizard.
#zebra with #warthog group
I'd guess reedbuck but can't be certain.
My bleary old eyes can't see any animals here, but I may be missing something 😃
Lion coloration, but it's a #hartebeest 😃 Chest and neck of lion wold have longer paler hair.
#wildebeest is correct.
#male #lion - one of the best yet! #dailyzoo
Or to something. Who gnows?
#slate #fail 😃
Think we are seeing shoulder & neck of big grazer - not gnu, not zebra, not h'beest or topi or eland, so how about buffalo?
You're always welcome 😃
Almost certainly 😃
#elephant #injury #trunk - Presumably truncated by a poacher's snare.
I think TD has the answer. Camera is in a locked steel box which may be secured to tree with a cable lock. Lion is pulling the cable!
Maybe tiny spider or other small object hanging from spiderweb.
Def. dirty #buffalo 😃
You brute! Spare that tree! 😃
But in fact, the dikdiks may enjoy feeding from some of the branches that the ele knocks down.
Agree #cheetah, well spotted!
I can't tell what it's doing. Not birth season and anyway he looks male. Perhaps just rolling, as they sometimes do 😃
Yes, 2 #wildebeest here 😃
#thomsons-gazelle. Note the clear line between the back color and the paler flank color.
Thanks Amelievb for making that connection! I'm still not sure what it is.
In 2 & 3, it looks as though she is holding a piece of technology in her mouth - can anyone see what that is?
Could be that the lion has food, off-camera, and the jackals are monitoring the situation 😃
#banded-mongoose is correct. My #mongoose reference is here: https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG000000b/discussions/DSG0001jnc
I'm impressed! It does indeed look like a small cheetah cub, rear view.
#wildebeest is right
No, it's a #thomsons-gazelle. A side-striped jackal has a fox-like gray tail with white tip.
Probably something larger, between gazelle and zebra size, but I can see no ID features.
Where there is one #wildebeest, you can usually assume that there will be more, and that is true here.
Color, texture, shape and movement are a better match for lion.
#white-tailed-mongoose is right.
Yes, babies often lie down to rest.
Foreground object might be part of a lion but doesn't move...might also be a fallen sausage fruit...I'm not much help! 😃
Conspicuous white rumps, so I'd guess white-crowned shrike or possibly wattled starling.
I'd say #aardwolf. Hyena is more densely striped.
Could be - I can't swear it's not hartebeest 😃
Super lion! #bird-other I'm not sure - head too big for vulture - cape rook?
Looks like a #warthog, right way up, ears at far L 😃
They are #oxpeckers and the giraffe is their supermarket; they eat its parasites.
Definitely bad-hair #warthog!
see below 😃
Another suggestion is lion - but to me it seems too tall and not long enough.
I think this is a Thomson's gazelle. A serval would not walk with its head held so low.
Much too big for hare...maybe aardvark with a notched ear?
#butterfly - you can be certain no elm seeds here 😃
Enigmatic - I doubt it would be cow, walking around at night - maybe eland?
Well done! So beautifully close and clear - pity we missed the face! 😃
I can't see any animal here.
I think just vegetation.
Correct, well spotted!
#hartebeest, doesn't look too bad, maybe old?
Definitely lion, because of the shape of ears, the black marks on their back side, and the very short head hair.
With that thick brown coat it is surely a #waterbuck.
#zebra and #warthogs
#lion with #collar
Judging from the grass, this camera may have fallen and is pointing at ground; animals may be dwarf mongoose.
Might be a pair of jackals sitting down.
#zebra, with probable #warthog under bush at L.
#thomsons-gazelle. Servals have spots, lions are bigger & beefier 😃
Nice! I think it's Spotted eagle owl because of all the spots on breast.
That's a really smart guess - it certainly could be!
Looks like 3 #spotted-hyena resting. Hyenas at a kill are generally standing over it, with blood and body parts everywhere 😃
Best to say 'nothing here' - camera has fallen down and small moving object could be vegetation.
For what? Hope you guessed #elephant - couldn't be anything else. We can't tell what anyone guessed 😃
Well done, #cattle they are 😃
#grants-gazelle is correct 😃
I only see grass moving. You're unlikely to see any rodents in this grass in daytime.
Cattle often are 'branded' with knife cuts, but usually on upper parts of body, visible above tall grass.
D'oh! Putting this together with Image ASG001m93c, this is not eland but domestic #cattle 😃
Maybe spotted hyena.
Do u mean the thing that looks like a couple of big leaves surrounded by short grass? They might be just that. Animals in bkg are #buffalo.
Yes - perhaps because of a combination of wildflowers and bushes that provide shelter from wind.
These are gazelles, probably Thomson's - there are no deer in Serengeti 😃
Yes! See below, also 2nd ID image for Mongoose, also https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG000000b/discussions/DSG0001jnc
Super shot! I think the #wildebeest would be even more worried if this were a lion - the cat is a #cheetah, less of a threat to adult gnu.
I think it has to be, but I wouldn't like to guess which species 😃
#bird-other it is!
Not with all those folds and wrinkles. It's most likely eland but I'm strongly tempted to say #cattle - tail more like #cow than eland?
Ha, we all do it 😃 And, well, it could be a shadow falling across pale gnu hide, or the border between face front and cheek...
#hartebeest, from horn shape.
Or even a zebra!
Ears of both gazelle species are similar. From horn shape I think #thomsons-gazelle.
Hairstyle and ears look more like hyena.
Right. I wonder what the hind-leg stripes are about? I've never seen that.
Awww...don't you find this #warthog cute?
30-50 might be a typical size for a Serengeti #baboon troop but it would be rare to catch all in one picture 😃
#male #lions and wary zebra!
Yes this looks like a #fire
They are identifiable, as #wildebeest and #zebra.
Definitely #buffalo bull.
PLEASE DON'T POST these multiple images of moving grass, wind, haze, whiteness, blackness....They serve no purpose. Thanks!
Much more likely to be an aardwolf. Striped H is a larger animal, about the size of Spotted H, and has longer mane hair.
It is a #crowned-plover / #crowned-lapwing - much smaller than a kori.
It's on the main road thru Serengeti.
It probably is, and the 2 parents are by the dung-midden, to which one of them is contributing 😃
It could be a vulture.
Maybe wing of bird landing on camera?
#hartebeest front and far L, others are #zebra. Bushbuck prefer bush country to grass plains.
Impala avoid open plains like this and their tails are mostly white. This tail has b&w stripes... now who can that be? 😃
You can see ribs on one of the horns, which bushbuck don't have, but also a long smooth section at tip, so not gazelle. He's an #impala.
Yep, they're nesting.
Iridescent bird R of centre is a #superb-starling.
Someone with a big curved tusk growing out of his face!
A dikdik has a very pointed muzzle. This looks like a young reedbuck.
I think warthog.
It's not such an unusual sight actually.
Definitely #caracal, well done!
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Please restrict your posts to images that are hard to ID, show unusual animals, or are otherwise of interest.
Popcorn. Or hail?
#lion is right
Probably just food
Why ?? Only a #giraffe could be so tall 😃
This is a #cheetah.
From the height and the sharp demarcation between grey and black on wings, I think #secretary-bird.
The #slate shows that on 27 Jun '14 a new memory card was started in camera J06 at 11:36 local time. Note computer time stamp is 3 hr fast.
Methinks serval is a tom. He has his own little 'lumps behind' 😃
Ummm. I think it would be more white if Grant's. But what else...hartebeest? looks a bit small.
From size, #buffalo looks mature. We really can't judge color well in these flash shots - he may look black in daytime 😃
Looks like 2 Grants interacting.
I think they are all Cape Rooks.
Flock of #birds. Not sure what, maybe Caspian plovers.
Not a lot to go on, is there? Could be hippo, or various other suspects 😃
Agree #hartebeest. A tommy is a small animal and usually the camera can see over its back to the horizon, which isn't true here.
Most likely a branch but I'm not # positive 😃
Great portrait. "Make my day!"
Good point - maybe something outside the frame is moving, like her tail or another lion. Note also radio #collar.
#kori-bustard is correct.
Small thing in centre is probably a bird.
#lesser-kestrel, male, moulting.
They look like zebras. The thing close to camera is a plant.
Not elephant, not giraffe, not porcupine, not zebra...hmm...probably Thomson's Gazelle 😃
#warthog is correct.
Hard to tell. Maybe go-away bird or one of the small hornbills?
How are we supposed to know? Think of a reason, e.g: He's after a fast buck 😉
yes, because of 'nappy' texture and brown stripes.
#raptor, maybe vulture.
#black-backed-jackal is correct 😃
#dikdik is correct.
It does appear to be a #kori-bustard.
Ha, yes! #serval
One of the most distinctive #bird species in Serengeti - the #saddle-billed-stork 😃
Maybe a weaver or sparrow - shrikes have longer tails 😃
Correct plural is mongooses. Nothing to do with goose, origin is Marathi language (India) 'mangus'
#secretary-bird - it is listed on the classification page.
Approx 5 zebra and 10 wildebeest
Even my superpowers cannot reveal your guesses, but this is a #warthog 😃
Can't tell what you guessed, but see below...
From the dark color it looks more like wildebeest.
Could also be an impala, or perhaps a topi or hartebeest...
The shape and the short neat hair look more like a female #lion.
The one in centre is more likely to be another #wildebeest sitting down.
Animals to the right of the wildebeest are zebra and more wildebeest.
It's the back of a #bird, probably a Black-bellied or Hartlaub's Bustard.
They are two #wildebeest.
What's your guess? We can't tell 😃 This is a #hartebeest
#bird-other, probably francolin. A leopard is a lot larger!
#wildebeest #young #calf
Animal is very vague - rounded back, head low, apparent dark tail and spots. I suggest Spotted Hyena.
Seems to me we've always had #hartebeest, though often in more open areas standing very close to camera.
#bird - something, probably a hawk, often perches on cameras and we just see its tail tip.
#zebra, about 4. You don't need to hashtag something as unidentifiable, because someone can probably ID it 😃
It's an #insect, probably butterfly.
I only see #spotted-hyena, and dung scattered in grass.
If you aren't sure of ID, please don't use #. These are #dikdik and they are very, very often seen in this scene - it's their home 😃
This was Oct 2014 so I am sure someone has fixed it by now 😃
That's a new one! This camera had fallen off a sausage-tree and is looking up at the sausage fruits. Please only use # when certain of ID 😃
If there's really no animal, no need to post it here. But there does appear to be a #bird, perched on the camera - its tail-tip at top left.
Black object probably an insect.
The two in centre may be zebra. Not sure about far R animal.
I would call this a #black-bellied-bustard. Hartlaubs has a mostly black face. I also find it difficult to distinguish them!
Looks more like Hartlaub's but not certain.
They too are #zebra.
Could be an insect or small lizard crawling over the camera lens.
Actually not so hard...we see an ear, and below it a curving tusk, attached to the same head. What can that be?
Large tan short-haired animal - maybe hartebeest.
termite mound 😃
#white-tailed-mongoose is correct.
It could be a variety of things...tusk and trunk of a young elephant, or a plant close to camera!
All are #wildebeest.
Remember we don't know what you guessed - hope you got #eland 😃
#wattled-starlings confirmed 😃
The tight grouping, light shiny backs and big tails are typical of wildebeest, so I think that's what they are.
Smoke moves, green grass doesn't burn...I think the camera is just pointing into the sun, or its exposure control is kaput.
#insect, probably a wasp. Anything out of focus like that is very close to camera, therefore small.
Maybe topi, hard to tell. At this age, calf is only just showing adult coloration. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidbygott/4148848069
It's just lost in motion-blur. Compare with next frame and you can see a dark blur to L of his other leg.
I could see this as a jackal's back, a buffalo's horns or a hippo's nose. Not helpful I fear 😃
...Large animal with unpatterned tan short-haired coat grading into white at rear, is most probably #hartebeest.
Read this thread: https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/boards/BSG0000009/discussions/DSG000127t. Actually there are not many choices here...
Great sunset lighting on these #eland.
It's a #buffalo #calf, that's why it looks strange.
I think you have a group of wildebeest standing still at R with pale backs, and some buffalo at L or moving from centre to R.
Me neither. Pick any medium to large herbivore 😃
Is a #cheetah
Yes, good comparison of these very differently shaped animals.
A bushbuck does not have those rings on its horn, and you'd be unlikely to see it in open short grass like this.. This is #thomsons-gazelle.
Good enough. Two fairly-sures make a #duiker. Done!
Also a #hartebeest exiting R.
Not sure about this one. Its neck looks thick and short, more like a duiker. Other thoughts?
I'd say too big & stout for wildebeest and not enough neck hair - in which case, buffalo.
It's a #buffalo #calf - they are reddish brown when small.
They look like zebras.
They are #zebras.
#secretary-bird is right.
It certainly could be 😃
This #bird is a #ground-hornbill.
Can't ID with certainty - they look like medium sized antelopes.
Fairy with a sting, I suspect - a hunting wasp 😃
Probably dirt then.
#hartebeest. A topi would show conspicuous dark marks on shoulders and thighs.
Doesn't move, probably dirt on lens.
A big one, but far away 😃
It's some animal touching the camera, strongly enough to move it. Warthog? Baboon? Squirrel? several possibilities!
It's a good guess. When you see a wildebeest, there are often many others nearby 😃
#side-striped-jackal is correct.
Fruit of a sausage-tree.
This 'saddle mark' of scrambled stripes is a natural mutation we occasionally see in Serengeti zebras.
Good thinking 😃
But not too fast for ID: #impala
Looks like vegetation - it may be one of these cameras that's lying on the ground?
Surprise! It's a male #lion 😃
Left by elephant 😃
All #thomsons-gazelle except for the #elephant. However, the object at lower R looks like the horn of a female Grant's gazelle.
Looks more like hartebeest.
I think all zebras but some are far away.
They are zebras.
#wildebeest with a few zebra as well.
...and the tail. #warthog is right.
Interesting one! You're right it's not gazelle - could be bushbuck, other options being reedbuck or impala. Other opinions?
I think there's nothing here.
Looks like a #lion.
The leaves close to camera are what triggered this shot. Nothing here.
It's a #cheetah #cub
Looks like a #cheetah #cub on right.
On the left are zebra, not sure about the central ones.
Correct, the #reptile is a #striped-skink, quite often seen in this spot. Well spotted!
Yes, looks like a #lion.
I can't tell what the second animal is - it might be another jackal.
It could, but we can't see enough to be sure. I think no other photos have yet been tagged as rhino on that date.
Imagine giving birth to a baby with such long sharp horns. Ouch! All antelopes are born hornless. This is an adult male #thomsons-gazelle.
Not sure about what? The #zebra on the left?
Looks like it, how cool! There are nightjars in Serengeti which sit on the ground and fly up to catch insects in just this way.
Good guess - they do look like harriers, either Pallid or Montagu's (which in my experience is more common) 😃
From the way that bird perches, on long legs, it looks like a wattled starling - oxpeckers have very short legs and cling close to the host.
Looks like it to me 😃
Raindrops, because of brightness and all moving down in same direction
Can't see any detail outside of that eyeshine. It has to be something with good binocular vision so maybe hyena or big cat.
Might be - something big like eland - not sure.
#wildebeest with some zebra among them in background. No buffalo.
I'd go with hyena. Tillydad what say you?
I suggest male impala, moving away...white tail, widely spaced horns.
Yes, well done! This has now been reclassified as #golden-wolf, but old habits die hard...
Herbivores outnumber predators about 300 to 1 in Serengeti, so they're more likely to be herbivore eyes - maybe more impala, can't tell.
The car is a tourist car on a nearby road. Serengeti is a National Park so visitors do not shoot. The #zebra rolls to scratch its itches 😃
Not really - I just throw such dark images into Photoshop and lighten them up 😃
#warthog - what a formidable face!
There are 5 more #zebra in the background, and other light spots at left and top are from raindrops.
One #eland is visible L of centre but I can't identify the eyes.
All animals in the photo are zebras.
#hartebeest & #young
#buffalo, #giraffe, #zebra, #multi-species
It does not move - probably dirt on the camera lens.
Definitely #wildebeest - no other animal has that beard and mane.
I think dikdik is correct.
They are all #wildebeest.
In foreground a female #grants-gazelle, under the dead tree is a dead branch.
This is a #lion. Here is a photo of a caracal in the same place: https://talk.snapshotserengeti.org/#/subjects/ASG00131r6
The close animal is easily identified by its tail as a #wildebeest.
Not so; from size and shape we can say this is a large antelope, and the vertical dark stripes are unique to #wildebeest 😃
#giraffe is correct 😃
#hare is correct 😃
#bat-eared-fox is right 😃
We hope that you guessed #wildebeest?
The #slate shows that a new SD card was put in camera R11 on 1 July '14 at 1524hrs. Date/time stamp on photo incorrectly shows 3 hrs later.
Turn your computer on its side and all will be OK 😃 This camera has fallen on the ground, and there are no animals to see right now.
We can't know what you guessed. This is a #young #thomsons-gazelle.
They are #zebra. Up close they are stripey. At a distance they appear to be a light neutral gray.
The animal standing L of centre is a zebra.
At least some of these are wildebeest.
I agree, #grants-gazelle.
It's a #bird - #helmeted-guineafowl 😃
Antelope - possibly reedbuck.
Looks like just wood and bark.
#baboon with #young
Same old #secretary-bird, we see them quite often here.
The back story...cheetahs really don't like hyenas. Possibly the cheetah had been eating something and the hyena came to investigate/steal.
Cool! I'm glad you check...some might just look and say 'nothing here' 😃
Definitely #serval 😃
With that sort of tail, it is most likely #lion.
#insects illuminated by the flash.
Definitely #hartebeest, a steenbok is much smaller!
I guess wildebeest.
#giraffe - with legs & spots like that, what else could it be?
Looks green, like grass.
It looks like a rhino, doesn't it, with an oxpecker hovering over it! Can't be sure, but it is possible!
From its small size and the way the spots are aligned in rows on the back, this is a #serval 😃
Wonderful portrait of a male warthog!
It's a resting #lion. Maybe she is guarding the remains of a kill which the hyenas want.
One of those cases where we just have to guess. Zebra? Wildebeest? You decide! 😃
Shape is like lion.
They have no horns and are shaped rather like donkeys...how about #zebra?
Small antelope - could be anything from dikdik to reedbuck.
I'd guess zebra here.
We guess. For example, frame 1 shows almost white skin with a dark stripe. Now what can that be? How about....a zebra?
Eland or possibly hartebeest. Too tall for lion, chest hair too short.
It's very likely feeding from the tree to which the camera is attached, but as you say, we can't be sure.
Those are all #wildebeest, probably >50.
I can't decide - they may also be zebra, or both species mixed.
Looks like a Tommy to me.
#cheetah and #spotted-hyena - unusual to catch them together.
Still a #guineafowl 😃
#secretary-bird - the only raptor as tall as the camera! Note hooked bill, general gray color, and orange bare skin around eye.
#wildebeest. You'll get to know them really well soon 😃
It's greyish short hair rather than wrinkly skin, so #wildebeest.
#buffalo - dark hair, massive stout legs and hooves
#wildebeest, with a few zebra too (light grey)
Distant herd of zebra, more than 10.
I'm pretty sure these are #wildebeest.
Dark animals - possibly buffalo
It's a young #buffalo - when you think about it, no mom wants to give birth to something with horns, so horn bosses develop later in life 😃
If there are animals, there can't be no animals! Always guess - e.g. for a herd of dark animals, there are actually only 2 or 3 options 😃
He is a she, and female #thomsons-gazelle often have deformed horns. She does have 2, one sticks up, the other bends forward.
Very good guess, I expect you're right!
Possibly zebra, like those in the background.
I don't think we can be sure about this. From season & location, buffalo may be more likely.
Animal R of centre, not sure; female ostrich? Shadows, alas, can't be counted as reliable ID is impossible 😃
Yes, #topi with #thomsons-gazelle.
The blurry thing that moves must be v. close to be so unfocused. It is probably a small lizard on the camera. Dark objects in bkg are trees.
For those new to this game, this is an #aardvark.
About 7 #zebra.
Lightening it, I see 3 #zebra.
This #eland does indeed have an #oxpecker !!!
#reedbuck & #young
The thing in foreground is a plant.
There do seem to be 3 animals standing there, maybe gazelles?
Ears look too small. I'm wondering duiker? Compare: http://www.mugabasafaris.com/Animals/common_duiker.jpg
Probably Thomsons Gazelle
It might be!
#thomsons-gazelle is right 😃
#wildebeest is right, couldn't be anything else 😃
The beard shows it is a #wildebeest.
A little bigger.... #eland male 😃
#wildebeest and #young
It's a plant.
Not happy about w'hog. It moves the cat-head part (w'hog muzzle) independently of the cat-shoulders (w'hog upper head) - how does that work?
Looks more like a cat - short face, upcurved tail - cheetah?
#steenbok is correct 😃
Many #buffalo, most sitting down.
Not zebra. Texture suggests either scales or textile - perhaps part of a researcher's clothing?
Well done! #little-bee-eater.
I wouldn't like to guess! 😃
They are wildebeest - note how the back slopes gently from shoulders to rump, while the neck makes a steep downward angle.
Never mind, you'll learn a lot here! 😃
It's a #secretary-bird, but sitting down so you can't see its long legs.
It looks more like a reedbuck, or possibly a steenbok.
Animals moving L to R are also #zebra.
They look more like zebras to me.
It is short - maybe the result of a lucky escape!
Nice close-up - I think she has her mouth open to pant rather than growl, her face looks relaxed 😃
The small white thing is a butterfly.
There are 3 #helmeted-guineafowl here, maybe you are referring to the middle one?
May be just resting - I've seen several photos like this.
I think you're right.
#hartebeest is right 😃
#porcupine is correct 😃
I agree, #serval
This is strange! Tail looks like that of a cheetah/leopard cub but I can't really understand what part the yellow thing is...penis?
Or maybe moth or other insect. It feels small for a bat.
Yes, young male #lion
They are ground-nesters but nest site is usually within 4m of a tree, shrub, mound etc., so...maybe!
I think the objects at L edge are all part of a plant - no animal here.
No, it's a couple of #oxpecker #birds! We've seen this before, sometimes they roost in a giraffe's groin!
Looks too small. Maybe steenbok.
#kori-bustard is right 😃
They are all #wildebeest, about 10 or 11.
We know 😃 #wildebeest - the dark striping on sides is diagnostic.
Very nice image - an evening shot with fill-in flash, these cameras are clever!
I agree with #spotted-hyena.
It's a zebra.
It's a plant. Please don't use # unless you are sure of ID, as it is used for sorting and searching 😃
Maybe that's the back of its left thigh, and it's raised that leg to scratch itself?
Yes it is - no horns, so not gazelle. Black tips to ears, black bars on rump, so not reedbuck or bushbuck. Therefore #impala!
Either playing guitar or more probably, grooming its own hind leg 😃
This large white rump-patch is very typical of #grants-gazelle - note how its top corners curl over the vertical dark bars that frame it.
Looks like a baboon.
Not baby - adult female #thomsons-gazelle.
#giraffe is right 😃
#white-tailed-mongoose is right. BEF has a darker tail and you would see bigger ears.
I wouldn't totally rule out serval, but the combination of large and small spots we see in 2 & 3 is more typical of cheetah.
This camera has fallen off its mount on a Sausage tree (Kigelia) and is looking up at its branches and its large fruits.
LOL...but also, some #crowned-plover #birds.
#bushbuck mother & #young. Note dark and light banding on upper forelegs, white crescent at base of throat.
#wildebeest is right.
I think it's a Coqui Francolin.
It can be useful to know that the 3 parallel dark marks in ear distinguish a bushbuck's ear from that of any other animal here.
Fruits of sausage tree (Kigelia).
#lion! A caracal does not have this long slender tail, and of course it is much smaller. Image ASG00131r6 shows a caracal in same place.
Close animals are also #wildebeest.
#superb-starling is right.
#cheetah it is.
Jackals can be very bold and very good at keeping out of trouble! Might be a second lion at L edge?
This is quite a low camera, often we don't see so much of a jackal's back.
They are wildebeest, not buffalo.
I think it's a young warthog.
I agree, tommy.
Male #thomsons-gazelle. A Grant would be taller and if male, its horns would diverge more.
Flying bird is not a kori. It looks more like a hawk.
Probably a harrier, a kind of #raptor.
#rhino is right, well spotted! Place, date, time and even mud patterns match Image ASG001l7v8
Could be. I think this is a Silverbird.
I think nose and ears of serval.
Yes, it appears behind the shoulder of the closer zebra.
#lion is indeed wearing a #collar
Here's one, perhaps same dikdik but different night, which shows the colour more clearly: Image ASG001j890
#aardwolf is correct.
Well done, #dikdik is correct 😃
The one that looks very small is actually an adult female, judging from her horns. Little fawns have no horns.
Actually a female #grants-gazelle. A female tommy's horns are never so long, a male's never so thin 😃
A #slate photographed when new SD card is installed, confirming date, time and camera ID.
Where? The animal is a #wildebeest, but I can't see evidence of a snare.
#topi is right 😃
Correct - though technically it's an antelope, not a deer.
Something so bristly is probably a #warthog scratching an itch on the camera box 😃
#reedbuck is right 😃
I think so!
Giraffe heads are spotted, but this is uniform brown with black front - it is a #topi.
Note that this photo has now been assigned to collections of zebras and hyenas because of incorrect tags. But...you can edit them out 😃
This is the flower-spike of a plant that commonly grows around these cameras. Please only use # where you are certain about ID 😃
#buffalo with that little 'beard' 😃
Not as big as a vulture - probably a cape rook.
As stated below, this is a wildebeest, as are the animals in the background. Study the ID guide and please only use # where ID is certain 😃
You're very welcome! And learning fast 😃
Yes it's a #dikdik 😃
This is a #wildebeest.
What I see is almost all of the foreground zebra, 'stretched' by perspective, and only the forelegs of the one beyond it.
#oxpeckers are correct.
The 2 small things coming in from left are #birds, probably crowned plovers.
If hard=hare, yes they are mostly active at night.
#young #grants-gazelle; note dark chevron on nose, leaf-shaped black mark through eye, white rump-patch curling over top of black bar.
Looks like #coqui-francolin
I would guess hartebeest or possibly topi, from structure of tail.
#serval - other spotted cats have smaller ears in relation to head.
Looks like 3 adult #baboons and 1#young.
The #bird pair are #crowned-plovers.
Definitely has spots too, so... #spotted-hyena 😃
I'd say B + C 😃
Correct as usual 😃
Possibly wildebeest beyond the #spotted-hyena, not sure.
#cheetah #cub is correct 😃
Don't see any kill, just 2 lyin' lion.
#thomsons-gazelle airborne 😃
It's a #superb-starling
All I can see is grass - camera lying on ground 😃
Thomsons gazelles yes, and the 3 on L look to me like zebras.
#impala - richer reddish color than h'beest, also note the color change on its flank.
#grants-gazelle is correct.
#interaction - they are definitely courting!
#wildebeest - much more common!
Also the grey neck and rump, with brown body, is typical of dikdik. That is what I use with a view like this.
Can't improve on that, sorry!
My pleasure! We've had all of the cat species at this camera, except perhaps wildcat who is rarely photographed anywhere.
Me too 😃
Classic #buffalo and not all that young. In profile, a buffalo's nose points forward and a wildebeest's points vertically down
Yes - thick bill of a sparrow-like #bird-other 😃
Looks like he's eating elephant dung, but I think he's eating plants close to it 😃
#caracal !! The long hair tuft on ear is unique.
I'm not sure! Your other options would be bushbuck and tommy...maybe impala. This isn't a view I'm used to 😃
Yes, maybe even 3 or 4.
#lion is correct
They look like elephant.
Could be wildebeest.
The front of this camera box fell open!
I'm guessing buffalo. Maybe the neck of an old bull.
Could be serval. I'm not 100% sure.
#giraffe & #guineafowl
Those horns say #topi to me 😃
Possibly an egg-eater snake, say the experts. A harmless snake that lives, surprisingly, on eggs 😃
Am seeking expert opinion. It's always exciting to open a camera box and see who's living in it. In AZ I get black-widows and vicious wasps!
#bird-other, #white-bellied-bustard. It's in all 3 pics, I can see its head in no. 1
Looks like warthog.
Wow, he's moving! Sometimes they bounce like this during territorial chases.
Thanks! This one's too easy though...I'm looking for those that don't offer so many ID clues 😉
We've all come a long way! I'm building some reference collections, that's why I'm dragging up some old stuff and occasionally retagging it.
Young #hartebeest I think...tail ears and nose wrong for reedbuck
It's very unusual to see cattle in the Park. These are #buffalo.
What are we guessing? If you mean the small moving dot, could be a gazelle, could even be a kori, take your pick!
This #bird-other is one of the #weaver species - the flying one is carrying grass to build into its nest.
You don't tend to see them in August (dry season) - looks more like a plant.
'Horning' vegetation or ground - an aggressive sign, perhaps aimed at the 'rival' approaching from R.
'Helmet' of a #guineafowl 😃
They are angled forward in line with the neck as the serval focuses on some movement in the grass. That is how they locate their prey.
Agree tommies, at least 5.
Definitely #lion 😃
The coat texture and the form of the nose suggest #reedbuck to me.
I'm not seeing any bird here. However there is the head and neck of a #serval cat at far L 😃
Butterfly genus Acraea I believe 😃
Light spot top R is a flying insect. Looks like something brown sitting in centre background but too vague to tell if it's even an animal.
The long black tail gives you a clue... #wildebeest
You can do it! What is REALLY big and flaps its huge ears like that?
If you mean the small pale spot L of centre, no. May be insect or leaf. There are no rodents there that emerge from holes in daylight
Always think first, 'could it be the same as the other animals in picture?' This is the ear of a #buffalo 😃
You don't often get buffalo out on those open plains with wildebeest - I'd say all those are #wildebeest.
I think it has to be #wildebeest 😃
#eland is right!
But look at the S-shaped horns and the pattern of black and white on rump... #impala male.
You are SO good at this 😃
I think the ear is the most plausible suggestion so far 😃
I still think #human hand - tried lightening it and can sort of see the joints of the fingers.
Definitely a reedbuck or other medium antelope.
There are fireflies, mostly in marshy areas and their light isn't very bright.
Yes, well done! Also the little short tail is different from the reedbuck's bigger tail. #steenbok are only a little bigger than dikdik!
If it is an eye, it must be something very small as I can't see any body. Perhaps nightjar, mouse or spider 😃
#grants-gazelle - pale color, long horns.
Elephant dung 😃
Yes, I think that's a #reedbuck.
Correct, #zebra beyond the #wildebeest.
How about base of neck of a Grant's?
Not sure about giraffe. Might be a topi or hartebeest.
Flying insects tend to leave weird zigzag shapes like this.
Difficult; may be lion?
Waterbuck is right. A hint about size: cameras are set about .5 to 1 meter above ground. So small animals like fox can never fill the frame.
What better for Mothers' Day!
😃 We endeavour to give satisfaction
#spotted-hyena following a scent trail. A lion would be longer and its back isn't rounded like this.
#secretary-bird confirmed 😃
#crowned-plover is right.
Yes, looks like serval.
You are absolutely right! I was in a hurry and didn't lighten the photo. #topi it is.
No, they are about 4 #wildebeest.
If it's October, most adult female #wildebeest will be 5-6 months pregnant, and young will be born around January.
Yes, wing of our mystery #bird-other 😃
It looks like an oxpecker, a #bird which climbs around on large mammals and eats their parasites. They sometimes land on #impala.
May be Magpie Shrike
#dikdik. Brown color with grey rump is distinctive. A pair of them is often seen at this location, but we very rarely see duiker anywhere.
Looks like #warthog.
I see another tommy, I think.
#impala. It does not have the Grant's extensive white rump patch, and the long hairs of its tail are white.
#wildebeest at sunrise 😃
Grants is smaller with white legs and conspicuous white rump patch. This is hartebeest.
I think the size is more like hyena than jackal. It actually fits a striped hyena, but I'd need more pics b4 going there!
#young #wildebeest - also has mane, dark color, striping, etc.
Both are eland 😃
Not many birds are this tall... #kori-bustard
The #elephant holds the shrivelled fruit of sausage-tree (Kigelia).
Possibly black-backed jackal?
Can't tell what, maybe birds?
Statistically they are more likely to be a herbivore 😃
#spotted-hyena with #grants-gazelle.
All the animals here are #zebra.
I can't do better than that. #buffalo pile 😃
I agree with #crowned-plover, and hmm... #bird-other 😃
Maybe white-headed buffalo-weaver - a lot of species have big white wing patches!
They are really common but people on safari don't see them so much because they are more active at night.
#dikdik works for me.
I prefer #lion too 😃
Black eye identifies #ring-necked-dove, rarely do we see it so close 😃
They are a lot of #wildebeest
Not sure...might be that sitting-down Secretary we had a few days ago.
Thanks, nice one!
Thanks! Have a look at the collection. I only want one or two of each species, so it's convenient for reference.
Now known as #golden-wolf.
#thomsons-gazelle #tail #butt
waterbuck #tail #butt
#grants-gazelle #tail #butt
cheetah #tail. I'm digging up some old images to add to my collection called "Tails and rears"
Me too 😦
May have found some small prey - they stamp and kick with their feet to flush it and to kill it.
I prefer #reedbuck too.
I believe this is #elephant. When lightened they show the right wrinkles, and they move in a more elephantine way 😃
Looks like some sort of greeting or group-bonding ritual.
Wow, that is an unusual sighting here.
But, it is a shrike and not a corvid - long tail is the only similarity.
One of the smaller bustards, perhaps White-bellied.
Hartebeest have L-shaped horns, so this is #topi.
Yes, that #eland tail is quite distinctive
@maricksu, you are becoming so expert....I think I can take the day off 😃
I think it could be lion.
Some of these photos blow me away!
I think the dark blobs are trees or bushes 😃
Giraffes browse on trees and bushes, so when you see one bending down thus, you can bet she's found a baby tree hidden in the grass 😃
Can't even be sure it's a bird...might be insect 😃
Sorry, no! Too small.
Do you think the wildebeest would be standing so calmly with a lion in their midst? More likely is a wildebeest calf 😃
This is a male #thomsons-gazelle 😃
This is the muzzle of a #wildebeest, so they have no reason for concern 😃 I'd never noticed the white lips, don't think they all have this.
It's some kind of dirt, though slugs would be unlikely in July.
#hartebeest - what else could it be?
It could be a variety of things - probably a grass head 😦
I think the camera has fallen down and we are seeing grass.
Looks like he is spray-tagging this tree 😃
It's very hard to ID birds from such small images. Maybe rufous-tailed weaver, maybe gray-headed sparrow, or something else! 😃
Giraffe mothers often park their young together in a "creche" in some open space, while they browse. Maybe that's what we see here.
Well done, you get a gold star 😃
Don't see it. There are some round discs caused by airborne dust etc.
Maybe one of the wheatears, but I'm guessing.
#superb-starling and #wildebeest
Does anyone else think mom looks like a male?
#gazelles, probably tommies.
I agree that's a wildebeest leg.
However, this offers a nice comparison of body shape - e.g. note the level back of #buffalo and sloping back of #wildebeest.
I think this is an #aardvark.
If you can't figure it out, it's usually a warthog 😃
Maybe camera malfunction, but if it's a real and underexposed photo, that could be the moon.
At least 3 young males, correct.
#lion is right 😃
Wildebeest is one possibility.
#topi is correct, the color pattern of the legs proves it.
Definitely 2 #dikdik. Mystery spot may be a bird.
I would say #eland. They look so much more muscular than hartebeest.
Probably is another #thomsons-gazelle 😃
I'd say Grant's gazelles. Hartebeest would not show such bright white.
The thing moving fast from R to L is a #human driven Toyota Land-cruiser. Pls only use # when sure of ID.
#hare is right - very short tail, black above white, is unique.
Maybe - medium sized hawk or some such.
Well done, and here there aren't oribi to confuse you 😃
#spotted-hyena. Aardwolf is much more nocturnal and has a relatively bigger tail & ears.
Large size and wrinkled texture should give you an idea - #elephant
Good guess! Definitely #gazelle. The little black bar across top of muzzle right at edge of frame, suggests Grant's - tommy doesn't have it.
Impala would not be in open treeless plains. This horn form, very thin but as long as head, is unique to female #grants-gazelle.
#hartebeest is correct - there should be no doubt here. Note lion-like colour, horn shape at top L, and the little dorsal hair crest on tail
I think no animals visible, just bushes.
#elephant 😃 - a small one
It's a #warthog. Just "mark with a #hashtag" the animal's name if you are certain of its ID.
#crowned-lapwing or #crowned-plover
#cheetah #cub is correct.
Maybe insect? seems to be no body attached.
#butterfly quite close to camera.
Yes, the big grey animals are #elephant and the smaller ones are #zebra.
#serval playing with camera!
#baboon x2. A big male walking towards us along tree shadow, and a smaller one coming in from R.
Awesome you guys!!!
#lion for sure.
Me too! They definitely own this bush 😃
A wet night in Serengeti. This is how raindrops look on our cameras. No animals present as far as I can tell.
My opinion is that it's an #impala, from the white on upper lip, chin and under throat, but feel free to shoot me down.
#zebra & #bird-other
#dikdik x 2
This came up earlier today - Not sure what we are seeing there.
It's the leg of a #giraffe.
Looks so smooth...how about a large bird like vulture or kori, with its head down...think we've been here before, anyone remember?
The one behind... could be!
Fortunately this was an easy one, yes? Smooth, rounded, with short tail and fat legs... #hippo
Isolated muzzles like this are tricky! Tell us why it's an eland 😃
Looks like one.
If Chanting-goshawk, its tarsi would be twice as long. All details better fit a black-winged (black-shouldered) kite.
Part of the face of a #warthog 😃
NO WATER BUFFALO HERE! This is a young African buffalo. All horned animals are born hornless, and the horns change shape as they grow.
A mother's responsible for her kids, but all adults in family may help protect them. Those on R are adults & big young, drinking in a pool.
#dikdik is right.
There does seem to be a smallish animal but I can't ID.
Well done - unmistakably rhino. They are active day and night, but probably prefer night - it's cooler for a big animal feeding in open.
The two rather distant beasties on R look like wildebeest, and the fuzzy vertical thing at far R is a plant stem.
Topi is right, good!
Analysis of close animal's coat suggests hair not wrinkles, so all are #buffalo.
I think thats the best guess.
A tall one, to be above the horizon, and a raptor with a hooked beak... #secretary-bird.
I like that. And anyway it's dumb to wear khaki when you are driving around in a white land-rover 😃
All gnu - when they sit down in a bunch like this, it's an exclusive club and other spp don't participate 😃
Imagine that its ears are facing out to the sides like yours, and you view its head from L side, seeing front of L ear & back of R one 😃
Good, #buffalo is right.
This color & texture is typical of #wildebeest - usually with some black stripes (there's one at R
2 tommies I think.
#aardwolf - striped h would show more of a mane along its back, I think.
Might be a black-headed heron, but as you say, not v clear.
Not sure! If I had to guess, I might go for resting gazelles. But not altogether happy with that.
Definitely #wildebeest, spots are due to dappled shade of tree.
I agree with all of that 😃
Look at the horns! #hartebeest
#buffalo, as are the 2 in distance
#wildebeest. The closest one is a calf still with straight horns, but has a full wildebeest tail 😃
Let's hope it's just mud. Scars often result in an offset of the stripes, which we don't see here.
Female #ostrich perhaps reacting to male out of frame - running away & drooping wings. No cheetah!
My least favorite thing to see in the torchlight when walking in Serengeti at night 😉
Sometimes both species share the same space. 2 #grants-gazelle here - 2nd is just above tail of central male #thomsons-gazelle, mom of kid?
Yes, looks like #guineafowl.
Don't be sorry, be glad we agree! 😃
It does look like a white stork...maybe the date is wrong?
Looks like #serval. Well spotted!
May just be about to scratch his neck with hind hoof 😃
Could be - or wildebeest!
It's what they do. She fills belly, treks back to den (up to 50 miles commute!), converting meat to milk en route, nurses cubs, repeats. 😃
Looks like lactating + belly full of meat.
Could be. It doesn't move so not sure.
Looks like a Grant's.
They often raise trunk to sniff the breeze, higher above the ground.
I'll guess buffalo ear 😃
No, insect or other airborne small thing.
#warthog is right
#buffalo calf walking
#guineafowl & #thomsons-gazelle
Definitely a lark, one of several species that live there.
Yes, it's just come from a #kill. They do get very bloody 😃
These are zebra - I lightened it and could see the stripes.
Your guess remains your secret - hope it was #ostrich?
Correct, closest one is a tommy and all the others are Grants.
I wouldn't rule out a jackal, serval or gazelle. But not elephant, giraffe or buffalo 😃
Looks like gazelle neck, so - no cheetah in vicinity!
One of those Vogue fashion shoots...
Dust. Grass is too green to burn.
Probably more creepy #wildebeest 😃
#spotted-hyena - ya got it!
Yes - very small #buffalo!
Well spotted! Dikdik is more probable.
More likely a #lion.
Quite common, seldom seen because nocturnal. Kingdon reports territory size 1-2 sq km where termites (their main food) are abundant
Agree #buffalo. Flies are part of the package 😃
These are #warthog, a giveaway is how they run with tails erect. I confess I have sometimes mistaken them for lions even in the field!
No, this is surely food. A pregnant cheetah still has to be able to hunt and chase, but this one can barely stand!!
Such a distinctive silhouette, isn't it?
Wow, nice one!
Correct, the texture is unmistakable. Imagine how much skin cream it could consume!
It looks too smooth...possibly a giraffe leg, quite close to camera.
Well done, this is the #golden-wolf, formerly #golden-jackal. In Serengeti their preferred habitat is open short-grass plains like this.
Frame 1 is quite a nice op-art design!
Insect or wind-blown leaf.
This big rounded smooth body with all those little pores or spots can only be a #hippo 😃
Could be a baby, but no certainty here.
Yes, it's a kind of lens flare.
I lean towards topi because it looks so dark, but not 100% sure.
Eyes too high above ground for genet. This appears to be your 237th #spotted-hyena 😃
Spotted hyena. Striped has a bigger bushier tail.
Might also be a kori bustard.
#serval. Big ears give distinctive shape to head; spots on back are often elongated and arranged in rows.
Puzzling. It moves R to L and rises at the same time - if horn/ear of grazer, where's the neck? I need a new brain.
Medium-small, sociable, open-country; my educated guess is either starlings or one of the larger weavers.
Happy zooming! 😃
Just for fun: #wildebeest = Afrikaans for 'wild beast' or 'wild cattle'. Gnu from Khoikoi: 't'gnu' or San: '!nu' - it's the sound they make.
Objects in this Kigelia africana (sausage tree) are its fruits, which look like big grey salami weighing 5-10kg (don't camp under one 😃 )
Friend is a #crowned-plover a.k.a. #crowned-lapwing. So you're stalking the tommy, and the darn bird flies up, "KREE-KREE-KREE!" - no lunch.
Too. Close... The animal in foreground is hard to figure out, maybe just a tommy in deep shadow? Those in R mid distance are tommies.
Hard one. I suspect reedbucks. Other views?
In daytime a single hyena is no threat to a healthy adult gazelle, as long as the gazelle stays > 30m away, which these ones are.
From its ears, spot pattern and long tail, I'd call that a #cheetah 😃
#insect. It's fuzzy cos it's v. close to camera. Flying birds are usually more clearly focused and often appear in >1 frame.
I think it could be.
Don't you think this looks too big for a BEF? It looks more the size and texture of an aardvark, but then, what's the black 'tail' - shadow?
We'll excuse you, even a lion biologist wouldn't be sure 😃
#lion is right!
Yes #hartebeest - looks like 2 adult, 2 young.
Very likely a #superb-starling.
Looks like #lion.
I agree #thomsons-gazelle
Grant's muzzle is mostly white at the end, so I'd say #thomson's-gazelle.
#elephant - you can see the tip of a tusk in 3.
It's a #warthog.
I think #bushbuck is right.
We think zebras at right, and that's a plant at left.
It's a #thomsons-gazelle, note face markings and black side stripe - compare with ASG001i1iu. We very rarely see duiker here.
Amazing! Note how a small cub is all black, and at this stage it's kept in a burrow, so mama must be transferring it to a new den.
I think the camera is being handled by staff.
Not a horn but a plant 😃
The one with head up, R of tree, definitely zebra. Others could be either zebra or gnu.
I agree #warthog.
After a lot of study I conclude that this is an odd #warthog that lacks the usual mane but still has bristles on side and rump.
#elephant - we see the head of the left one and the rear of the right one.
bird poop or other dirt on lens.
The #insects are flying termites, which emerge in a nuptial swarm when the rains begin.
Not dead, just resting 😃 In July, the driest month, these plains are barren. When they are green, Nov-May, they are packed with animals.
Identifiable if lightened - #wildebeest.
This is a #spotted-hyena.
Yes indeed! Migratory herd of gnus and zebras.
#hyena is right. In 1 it's turned its head on one side so you can see its ear, eye and long dark muzzle.
Good guess - about 7 #wildebeest.
Definitely #gazelle but can't ID the species. I suspect Grant's.
Yes and yes. Interesting photo!
From the long bristles I'd guess warthog.
We're not in Scotland 😃 the beasties are more #elephant, the 'black face' is shadow behind ear.
#hartebeest is right, from color and size there isn't much else he could be.
#grants-gazelle is right - a mature male.
That is a weird #thomsons-gazelle! The females' horns are quite often deformed and are probably not very functional.
Correct - I've a feeling you've seen #impala before, somewhere 😉
Yes, well spotted!
To me it looks more like an insect.
Color is odd, but texture is more like a vervet than a baboon.
#magpie-shrike #bird is right 😃
Sunrise, not that it matters 😃 They always launch just before dawn.
#spotted-hyena is right 😃
That many cars, they'll be looking at one of the big cats 😃
I think it is a #mongoose, can't really make it into anything else 😃
#bat-eared-fox - if you want to tag it thus, join the words with hyphens or underscores, otherwise it goes in the "bat" bin 😃
There might - but it's anyone's guess what it is!
This is a #serval - very distinctive ears. You wouldn't see a genet out in daytime. Please delete the # on genet 😃
I don't see a hyena, but there could be another hippo at far left facing us.
#reedbuck is correct 😃
My best idea: bill of a Grey Hornbill, common local bird, perched on or close to camera checking it out. Google Image search: Tockus nasutus
I don't think a buffalo horn could move this way.
Good clear night portrait.
#wildebeest is right, and 2 more on left.
Classic LBJ - probably a lark.
Then it probably is #buffalo. I was fooled by the paleness of its underparts, but it is built like a buffalo.
Topi yes, but looks like settling down or getting up rather than leaping.<