Journeys in Our Disappearing World 
by Gary Mancuso

The Last Places on Earth  

Zambia Fall 2008

All pictures here are from the very famous South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, and a few others at the end from the Victoria Falls area. The South Luangwa National Park is considered by many to be amongst the best game parks in all of Africa. The wildlife in the park is extremely abundant. During my time there, the group I was with saw lions hunting at night, and a number of lions standing over recent kills during the day. At one of the lion kill sites, some baby lions were playing on top of the unfortunate and half eaten cape buffalo. It was quite cute. I have a picture of this included here. An interesting sequence of pictures on the second page of this gallery shows zebras taking a life-threatening, but necessary and common life long action----taking a drink of water (lions attack when their heads are down taking the drink). We also saw a leopard hunting at night, which apparently is a rare treat for visitors to see. I have a somewhat blurry picture of this in the gallery here.

Africa--Zambia Fall 2008
Africa--Zambia Fall 2008
54 Bungee jumper over Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. Southern Zambia-XL
54 Bungee jumper over Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. Southern Zambia-XL
53 Victoria Falls. When at full majesty during wet season is a sheet of water 1.7 km long. Southern
53 Victoria Falls. When at full majesty during wet season is a sheet of water 1.7 km long. Southern
50 Baby Lion playing on freshly killed Cape Buffalo. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
50 Baby Lion playing on freshly killed Cape Buffalo. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
51 Giraffe outside my room at the bush camp. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
51 Giraffe outside my room at the bush camp. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
49 Warthogs. They look like something a cartoonist would draw. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-X
49 Warthogs. They look like something a cartoonist would draw. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-X
48 Impalas--Lion Wheat. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
48 Impalas--Lion Wheat. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
47 What's left after the lions, vultures and hyenas (who eat the bones). South Luangwa National Park
47 What's left after the lions, vultures and hyenas (who eat the bones). South Luangwa National Park
46 Male Lion. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
46 Male Lion. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
45 Herd of Cape Buffalo. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
45 Herd of Cape Buffalo. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
44 Elephants kill more people than any other animal in Zambia. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-X
44 Elephants kill more people than any other animal in Zambia. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-X
43 Leopard hunting at night. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
43 Leopard hunting at night. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
42 Mother and her young. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
42 Mother and her young. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
41 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
41 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
39 Strolling across the pond. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
39 Strolling across the pond. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
38 Zebras. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
38 Zebras. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
37 Elephants strip land and then move on. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
37 Elephants strip land and then move on. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
36 Scene of devastation is not from heavy artillery, but elephants -XL
36 Scene of devastation is not from heavy artillery, but elephants -XL
34 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
34 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
35 Hyena prowling around at night. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
35 Hyena prowling around at night. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
33 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
33 South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
31 Hippos, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
31 Hippos, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
30 Water Buck. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
30 Water Buck. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
32 Maribu Stork. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
32 Maribu Stork. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
29 The rest feel comfortable to take that life threatening but necessary drink. South Luangwa Nation
29 The rest feel comfortable to take that life threatening but necessary drink. South Luangwa Nation
28 More Giraffes take that life threatening drink. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
28 More Giraffes take that life threatening drink. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
27 Giraffe taking life threatening drink--Lions attack when their head is down. South Luangwa Nation
27 Giraffe taking life threatening drink--Lions attack when their head is down. South Luangwa Nation
26 Giraffes tentatively coming to take necessary, but life threatening drink. South Luangwa National
26 Giraffes tentatively coming to take necessary, but life threatening drink. South Luangwa National
25 Baby Elephant with mother. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
25 Baby Elephant with mother. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
23 Vultures in tree over lion kill. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL
23 Vultures in tree over lion kill. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia-XL