I visited several nature parks in Ghana. In the south I saw Kakum National Park, the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve, the Wli Waterfalls, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, in the center I visited the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and the Mole National Park, and in the northern parts I saw the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, and the Gbelle Resource Reserve.

In Paga I visited the sacred crocodile ponds. These are supposedly the "friendliest" crocodiles in Ghana, and it is said that the souls of the royal family reside in them. They are well fed. You buy a chicken and the local guide will call a crocodile out of the pond and feed it the live chicken. It is amazing how fast the crocodile snaps its jaws shut around the chicken.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Scenery

Hazy Evening Beach Gold
Hazy evening at the beach on the Gold Coast. (498k)
Savannah Mole National Park
Savannah in the Mole National Park. (1000k)
Kintampo Waterfalls
Kintampo waterfalls. (752k)
Flooded Black Volta River
Flooded Black Volta River near Buipe. (559k)
View Volta Lake Dam
View of the Volta Lake near the dam. (560k)
Upper Wli Waterfall
Upper Wli Waterfall. (1136k)
Bosomtwe Lake Meteor Crater
Bosomtwe Lake (a meteor crater) in the haze. (773k)
Brush Fire Saw Lots
Brush fire. I saw lots of those. Most of them are deliberately set to get rid of the old dry grass and to start new growth. There are always people around the fires, catching animals that are flushed out. (706k)
Fresh Growth Burned Grass
Fresh growth out of burned grass. (842k)
Canopy Walkway Kakum National
Canopy walkway in the Kakum National Park. (1304k)
Even More Afraid Canopy
She was even more afraid of the canopy walk than I was. I walked only a short part of the canopy walk. My fear of heights just doesn't let me do much of this type of walking. (1016k)

Plants

Ceiba pentandra
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (804k)
Fan Palm
Fan Palm. (885k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (881k)
Khaya sp.
African Mahogany (Khaya sp., french: Khaya). (1036k)
Terminalia superba
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba, german: Limba, french: Fraké). (1268k)
Strangler Fig Host Tree
Strangler Fig. The host tree has already died, only the fig that grew around it survives. (1161k)
Tree
Tree. (578k)
Philodendron
Philodendron. (1052k)
Bamboo
Bamboo. (1322k)
Tree Seed Pods Termite
Tree with seed pods. Termite mounds in the background. (921k)
Mimosa pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before I touched it. (761k)
Mimosa pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after I touched it. It started to fold up its leaves. (772k)
Flower
Flower. (572k)
Flower
Flower. (570k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (663k)

Insects

Army Ants Crossing Our
Army ants crossing our path. (988k)
Giant Ant Over 2 cm
Giant ant. It was over 2 cm (0.8") long. (887k)
Area Full Termite Mounds
This area was full of termite mounds. (1232k)
Termite Mound About 3-4 m
Termite mound, about 3-4 m (10-13 ft) high, with tall spires on top. As I recall, these spires help with the air circulation through the mound. (1165k)
Millipede
Millipede. (796k)
Outer Shell Millipede Burned
Outer shell of a millipede. It was burned in a brush fire. (1037k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (696k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (667k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (593k)
Mating Dragon Flies
Mating dragon flies. (549k)
Butterflies Bobiri Forest Butterfly
Butterflies in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (1008k)
Gregarious Butterflies Bobiri Forest
Gregarious butterflies in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (724k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (738k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (833k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (505k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (810k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (796k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (793k)
Praying Mantis Sitting Our
Praying mantis. It was sitting on our car. (494k)

Reptiles

Lizard Tree
Lizard in a tree. (681k)
Lizard
Lizard. (764k)
Agama agama
Female Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (531k)
Agama agama
Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (732k)
Close-up Male Red-headed Rock
Close-up of a male Red-headed Rock Agama. (564k)
Crocodylus niloticus
African Crocodiles (or Nile Crocodiles) (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (817k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil) in the sacred crocodile pond in Paga. (1121k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Close-up of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil) in Paga. (950k)
Sacred Crocodile Chicken
The sacred crocodile got its chicken. (926k)

Mammals

Coleura afra
Probably African Sheath-tailed Bat (Coleura afra, german: Afrikanische Schiebeschwanz-Fledermaus) in a cave in the Shai Hill Game Reserve. (418k)
Taphozous perforatus
Probably Egyptian Tomb Bat (Taphozous perforatus, german: Ägyptische Grabfledermaus). The bats were actually somewhat active, they were flying around frequently. (563k)
Bats Cliffs Wli Waterfall
Bats on the cliffs of the Wli Waterfall. They are staying outside, not in a cave. (1078k)
Kobus kob
Harem of female Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (761k)
Bachelor Kobs Males Don't
Bachelor Kobs. The males that don't have a harem stay together in a bachelor herd. (665k)
Kobus kob
Dominant male Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). They frequently stay just a little away from their herd of females. (822k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Female Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock). (915k)
Tragelaphus scriptus
Female Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (1024k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Feeding Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). They always go down on their front knees to feed. (801k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère) with some serious tusks. They can be very aggressive and dangerous with their tusks; even Hyenas shy away from warthogs. (1020k)
Chlorocebus sabaeus
Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus, german: Westliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet vert). (715k)
Cercopithecus mona
Mona Monkey with baby (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (707k)
Cercopithecus mona
Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (850k)
Cercopithecus mona
Close-up of a Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (692k)
Colobus vellerosus
A troupe of Geoffroy's Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat) in a tree. (1265k)
Back-and-white Colobus Hangin'
A Back-and-white Colobus hangin' out. (882k)
Colobus vellerosus
Close-up of a Geoffroy's Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat). (617k)
Graveyard Monkeys Boabeng Fiema
Graveyard for monkeys in the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. (1369k)
Papio anubis
Female Olive Baboon with baby (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (793k)
Female Olive Baboon Baby
Female Olive Baboon with baby. She is holding on to the tail of the baby. (942k)
Male Female Olive Baboon
Male and female Olive Baboon. The baby is clinging to the belly of the female. (947k)
Papio anubis
Threatening male Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (759k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) resting in the river. (678k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (980k)
Loxodonta africana
Close-up of an African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1061k)
Pushing Over Small Tree
He was pushing over a small tree. (899k)
Had Erect Penis While
He had an erect penis for a while. (785k)

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