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Bwindi orphans group children doing traditional dances and songs



Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)



Large African elephant (Loxodonta africana)



African fish eagle



Swarms of lake flies in a garden near Lake Victoria



Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) feeding on canopy fruit



Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)



Mountain near Kasese in Western Uganda



Silverback Bwindi gorilla



Rainforest tree leaf



Waterfall in Bwindi



Green bush viper (Atheris species)



Headshot of the colorful blue-headed tree agama (Acanthocerus atricollis)



Young vervet monkey standing upright



Bwindi children, many of whom are AIDS orphans, performing traditional songs and dances



Chimp tracking guide holding a fallen rainforest fruit



Lake Nyinambuga, a crater lake in western Uganda



Tea plantation on the rolling hills of Uganda



Juvenile Elliott's Chameleon



Sundown over the Kazinga Channel



Colorful butterflies feeding on minerals in a dirt road



Serval cat (Leptailurus serval)



Male waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)



Sun peaking out from under some clouds above the Kazinga Channel



Rainforest in Chambura Gorge



Warthog feeding from its knees





Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kazinga Channel



Savanna of Queen Elizabeth National Park



Tea workers



Large hippo



Silverback Bwindi gorilla (headshot)



Uganda kob "kissing"



Warthog running



Tree climbing lion (Panthera leo)



Blue-headed tree agama (Acanthocerus atricollis)



Pair of Grey crowned cranes "kissing"



Ancient Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardalis)



Euphorbia forest in Uganda



Elephant with baby emerging from vegetation



Fast-flowing creek forming the border of Bwindi park



Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus)



Red wasp feeding on white flowers



Lake Kyemengo in western Uganda



Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) perched on a branch



Charging hippo



Tea plantation lying at the foot of Bwindi rain forest



Female Blue-headed Tree Agama (Acanthocerus atricollis)



Gorilla tracker in Bwindi



Bwindi orphans group children singing and dancing



Red-orange flowers



Climbing tree lion of Ishasha



In search of gorillas in Bwindi



Euphorbia trees on the savanna



Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis, perched on a tree stump



Red duiker in the Bwindi rainforest



Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) in a group of mongoose



Pair of Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)



Male vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)



Haze rising in the western Uganadan countryside with the Rwenzori mountains in the background



Great blue turaco (Corythaeola cristata) in a treetop



Maroon and white vine flower



African fish eagle



Cinnamon-chested bee-eater (Merops oreobates)



Eastern Black and White Colobus Monkeys



Yellow weavers at breakfast



Great cormorants, Pink-backed pelicans, Great white pelicans on a Lake Edward/Kazinga Channel beach



Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus



Black and yellow butterfly



African elephant charging toward us



Eastern gorilla (Gorilla gorilla sp) in Bwindi



Agricultural land outside Bwindi park



Bwindi orphans group children doing traditional dances and songs


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