Nocturnal animals

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

These animals are fairly common in Namibia. In the western part of Etosha, they come in to the waterholes every night to drink.

black rhinoceroses at water hole

African porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)

Photographed at a night hide in Okonjima.

African porcupine

Ratel (honey badger) (Mellivora capensis)

Also at Okonjima. They are also common in eastern Etosha. They are pugnacious.


Giant (Verreaux's) eagle owl (Bubo lacteus)

A pair of these enormous owls were nesting in a large tree next to a waterhole in western Etosha.

giant eagle owl

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