|A wild Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli antiquorum) in Kruger National Park!|
To get from India to South Africa, we crossed the Indian Ocean, during which time we saw lots of marine life! Below is a picture of one of the two sea turtles that I spotted during this portion of the voyage.
|One of Mauritius's beautiful beaches. You can see mangrove trees in the right of the photograph.|
|Mauritius was a very beautiful and green island, reminded me a lot of Hawaii, which to be honest is the only other random island I've been to in the middle of the ocean, so I guess that makes sense.|
Dolphins are not too uncommon, especially once we get towards the shores of whatever our next port is. I actually saw a lot of marine life the closer we got to Cape Town, whose waters are very productive. Saw several large pods of dolphins, a few seals, and two sharks, as well as a large number of birds (but alas, no penguins, at least not yet).
|A leaping seal.|
|A species of hammerhead shark, right next to the ship!|
|Myself next to a mounted skeleton of the spinosaurid Suchomimus, attacking a juvenile Jobaria, a type of long-necked sauropod.|
|A small herd of zebra and impala (Apyceros melampus).|
|A sassy impala.|
|I forget what this animal is called, but I think our guide said it was called a giraffe.|
|A water monitor!|