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.
Pictures of birds in Mali and other nature pages are separate:
Savannah landscape. (1002k) Mountains. (558k) Chutes de Félou near Kayes. (600k) Chutes de Félou. (696k) Chutes de Félou. (565k) Water-carved hollow in the Chutes de Félou. (831k) Dust devil. (730k) Rock formation on the Bandiagara escarpment. (779k) Swamp lake in the Gourma Elephant Reserve. (1046k) This was the "bridge" across one of these lakes. Here is where the local guide carried me on his back. (1101k) Sunset on the Niger River. (424k) 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. (427k) Moon rise over the Niger River. (465k) Sunrise over the Niger River with some early birds already flying. (404k)
Plants and Land Animals
Flowering tree. (1403k) Flower. (682k) Water lily. (774k) Reed grass. (518k) Palm trees. (722k) Winter Thorn (Faidherbia albida, german: Anabaum, french: Balanzan). This tree has leaves in the dry season, but sheds them in the rainy season. (786k) Close-up of one of the Acacias. (587k) African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) in Sangha. (1078k) African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1009k) Huge African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) in Sangha. (905k) Baobab fruit. (886k) Spider nest. (1110k) Termite mound on the shore of the Niger River. (624k) Brown-veined White butterfly (Belenois aurota aurota). (625k) Plain Tiger ssp. alcippus butterfly (Danaus chrysippus alcippus, german: Kleiner Monarch, french: Petit monarque). (648k) Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea, german: Feuerlibelle, french: Libellule écarlate). (624k) Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea, german: Feuerlibelle, french: Libellule écarlate). (495k) Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita). (711k) Frog. (433k) Lizard. (586k) Lizard. (507k) Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (612k) Western Patas Monkeys (Erythrocebus patas patas, german: Husarenaffe, french: Patas). (1004k) Western Patas Monkeys. (898k) West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus, german: Westafrikanisches Krokodil, french: Crocodile d'Afrique de l'ouest). They are sacred for the Dogon. (510k) Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (485k) This was the first glimpse of one of the elephants after crossing through the swamps and lakes. (587k) 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. (627k)