In Mali there is not much wildlife left, except birds. Almost all larger animals ended up in the cooking pots a long time ago. The only exception that I saw were the elephants in the Gourma Nature Reserve. These are the northern-most elephants in Africa. The only other mammals were some monkeys. As far as smaller animals are concerned, lizards and geckos are seen frequently.

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Landscapes

Savannah Landscape
Savannah landscape. (957k)
Mountains
Mountains. (545k)
Chutes De Félou Kayes
Chutes de Félou near Kayes. (589k)
Chutes De Félou
Chutes de Félou. (676k)
Chutes De Félou
Chutes de Félou. (560k)
Water-carved Hollow Chutes De
Water-carved hollow in the Chutes de Félou. (809k)
Dust Devil
Dust devil. (701k)
Rock Formation Bandiagara Escarpment
Rock formation on the Bandiagara escarpment. (744k)
Swamp Lake Gourma Elephant
Swamp lake in the Gourma Elephant Reserve. (1000k)
"bridge" Across Lakes Local
This was the "bridge" across one of these lakes. Here is where the local guide carried me on his back. (1050k)
Sunset Niger River
Sunset on the Niger River. (426k)
Full Moon Rises Over
Full moon rises over the Niger River. You can see earth's shadow against the sky, cast by the sun below the horizon in the opposite direction. (423k)
Moon Rise Over Niger
Moon rise over the Niger River. (458k)
Sunrise Over Niger River
Sunrise over the Niger River with some early birds already flying. (408k)

Plants and Land Animals

Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1301k)
Flower
Flower. (668k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (751k)
Reed Grass
Reed grass. (512k)
Palm Trees
Palm trees. (695k)
Faidherbia albida
Winter Thorn (Faidherbia albida, german: Anabaum, french: Balanzan). This tree has leaves in the dry season, but sheds them in the rainy season. (766k)
Close-up Acacias
Close-up of one of the Acacias. (568k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) in Sangha. (1019k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (958k)
Adansonia digitata
Huge African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) in Sangha. (862k)
Baobab Fruit
Baobab fruit. (849k)
Spider Nest
Spider nest. (1045k)
Termite Mound Shore Niger
Termite mound on the shore of the Niger River. (610k)
Belenois aurota aurota
Brown-veined White butterfly (Belenois aurota aurota). (625k)
Danaus chrysippus alcippus
Plain Tiger ssp. alcippus butterfly (Danaus chrysippus alcippus, german: Kleiner Monarch, french: Petit monarque). (648k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera). (624k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera). (495k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera). (711k)
Frog
Frog. (435k)
Lizard
Lizard. (583k)
Lizard
Lizard. (506k)
Agama agama
Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (611k)
Erythrocebus patas patas
Western Patas Monkeys (Erythrocebus patas patas, german: Husarenaffe, french: Patas). (976k)
Western Patas Monkeys
Western Patas Monkeys. (869k)
Crocodylus suchus
West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus, german: Westafrikanisches Krokodil, french: Crocodile d'Afrique de l'ouest). They are sacred for the Dogon. (496k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (485k)
First Glimpse Elephants After
This was the first glimpse of one of the elephants after crossing through the swamps and lakes. (585k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) in the Gourma reserve. These are the northern-most elephants in Africa. (628k)

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