This page has pictures of nature in Ethiopia, various plants, and various animals.

There are lots of species that are endemic to Ethiopia, for instance Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, german: Bergnyala, french: Nyala des montagnes), Ethiopian Rose (Rosa abyssinica, german: Abessinische Rose, french: Rosier), Gelada Baboons (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada), Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis, german: Äthiopischer Wolf, french: Loup d'Abyssinie), Big-headed Mole-rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, german: Riesenmaulwurfsratte).

The Simien Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pictures of birds in Ethiopia and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Ethiopia
Ethiopia Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

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

Nature

Landscape Northern Ethiopia
Landscape in Northern Ethiopia. (802k)
Fields During Dry Season
Fields during the dry season. (1041k)
Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains. (610k)
Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains. (775k)
Rain Over Simien Mountains
Rain over the Simien Mountains. (532k)
Rock Formation Simien Mountains
Rock formation in the Simien Mountains. (998k)
Rock Formation Wereta
Rock formation near Wereta. (816k)
Zege Peninsula Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula in Lake Tana with seven monasteries going back to the 14th century, including the Ura Kidane Mehret Church going back to the 16th century. (468k)
Blue Nile Falls
Blue Nile Falls. (715k)
Blue Nile Falls
Blue Nile Falls. (969k)
Rock Formation Lalibela
Rock formation near Lalibela. (836k)
Bale Mountains National Park
In the Bale Mountains National Park. (1093k)
Bale Mountains National Park
In the Bale Mountains National Park. (882k)
Isolated Rain Storm
Isolated rain storm. (629k)
Sunset Awassa
Sunset in Awassa. (542k)
Sunset Lalibela
Sunset in Lalibela. (454k)

Plants

Flowers
Flowers. (1356k)
Flowers
Flowers. (1147k)
Flower
Flower. (1080k)
Flowers
Flowers. (1286k)
Tillandsia usneoides
Airplant. It looks like Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides, german: Spanisches Moos, french: Mousse espagnole), but that should not be native to Ethiopia. (1281k)
Thistle
Thistle. (1147k)
Ferns Growing Tree
Ferns growing on a tree. (1222k)
White Everlasting
White Everlasting. (1.6M)
Dietes iridioides
Wild Iris (Dietes iridioides, french: Iris sud-africain sauvage). (1048k)
Lily
Lily. (611k)
Hibiscus sp.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sp., german: Hibiskus). (529k)
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus. (926k)
Flower Prickly Pear Cactus
Flower of a Prickly Pear Cactus. (560k)
Agave sp.
Flowering Agave (Agave sp., german: Agaven). (972k)
Kniphofia foliosa
Red-hot Pokers (Kniphofia foliosa, german: Fackellilien). (1184k)
Kniphofia foliosa
Red-hot Poker (Kniphofia foliosa, german: Fackellilien). (1068k)
Kniphofia foliosa
Close-up of a Red-hot Poker (Kniphofia foliosa, german: Fackellilien). (1015k)
Solanum incanum
Thorn Apple (Solanum incanum, german: Jericho-Tomate). (1.5M)
Solanum incanum
Close-up of Thorn Apple (Solanum incanum, german: Jericho-Tomate). (784k)
Hypericum revolutum
Curry Bush (Hypericum revolutum, german: Johanniskräuter), a type of St John's Wort. (1323k)
Curry Bush Flower
Curry Bush flower. (621k)
Rosa abyssinica
Ethiopian Rose (Rosa abyssinica, german: Abessinische Rose, french: Rosier). This rose is endemic to Ethiopia. (1018k)
Rosa abyssinica
Ethiopian Rose (Rosa abyssinica, german: Abessinische Rose, french: Rosier). (562k)
Small Succulent Tree
Small succulent tree. (1217k)
Euphorbia candelabrum
Euphorbia Candelabrum (Euphorbia candelabrum, french: Euphorbe candélabre). (1332k)
Erica arborea
Tree Heath (Erica arborea, german: Baumheide, french: Bruyère arborescente). (955k)
Lobelia rhynchopetalum
Giant Lobelias (Lobelia rhynchopetalum, german: Lobelien, french: Lobélies). This plant is endemic to the Ethiopian mountains. (732k)
Lobelia rhynchopetalum
Giant Lobelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum, german: Lobelien, french: Lobélies). (693k)
Delonix regia
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (1161k)
Vachellia abyssinica
Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica). (1110k)
Vachellia tortilis
Umbrella Thorn (Vachellia tortilis, german: Schirmakazie, french: Acacia faux-gommier). (764k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (950k)

Animals

Huge Termite Mound Over
Huge termite mound. This one was over 8 m (26 ft) tall. (676k)
Centipede
Centipede. (1096k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (641k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (595k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (501k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (948k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (567k)
Varanus salvator
Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1015k)
Rodent
Rodent. (804k)
Tachyoryctes macrocephalus
Big-headed Mole-rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, german: Riesenmaulwurfsratte). This mole-rat is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands. (999k)
Madoqua guentheri
Günther's Dik-dik (Madoqua guentheri, german: Günther-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Günther). (987k)
Ourebia ourebi
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi, german: Oribi, french: Ourébi). (1166k)
Chlorocebus aethiops
Grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops, german: Äthiopische Grünmeerkatze, french: Grivet). (755k)
Chlorocebus aethiops
Grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops, german: Äthiopische Grünmeerkatze, french: Grivet). (644k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (606k)
Colobus guereza
Abyssinian Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus guereza, german: Mantelaffe, french: Guéréza du Kilimandjaro). (949k)
Theropithecus gelada
Troop of Gelada Baboons (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada). The Gelada are endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands, they exist only here. (1231k)
Theropithecus gelada
Grooming Gelada Baboons (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada). (1093k)
Theropithecus gelada
Grooming Gelada Baboons (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada) with baby. (1141k)
Theropithecus gelada
Male Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada). (808k)
Theropithecus gelada
Male Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada) chasing another. (811k)
Theropithecus gelada
Male Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada) threatening another. (916k)
Theropithecus gelada
Male Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada, german: Dschelada, french: Gélada) chasing another with bared teeth. (663k)
Papio anubis
Female Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive) with baby. (1076k)
Papio anubis
Male Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (977k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1294k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Grazing Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1229k)
Redunca fulvorufula
Male Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula, german: Bergriedbock, french: Cobe de montagne). (1008k)
Redunca fulvorufula
Female Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula, german: Bergriedbock, french: Cobe de montagne). (1019k)
Tragelaphus sylvaticus
Imbabala Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus, german: Südliche Schirrantilope, french: Guib harnaché). (1165k)
Tragelaphus buxtoni
Female Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, german: Bergnyala, french: Nyala des montagnes). (1085k)
Tragelaphus buxtoni
Male Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, german: Bergnyala, french: Nyala des montagnes). It is endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. (1107k)
Tragelaphus buxtoni
Close-up of a male Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, german: Bergnyala, french: Nyala des montagnes). (815k)
Canis simensis
Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis, german: Äthiopischer Wolf, french: Loup d'Abyssinie). This wolf is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia. (928k)
Canis simensis
Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis, german: Äthiopischer Wolf, french: Loup d'Abyssinie) hunting a rodent. (888k)
Canis simensis
Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis, german: Äthiopischer Wolf, french: Loup d'Abyssinie) eating a rodent. (954k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (977k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1003k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Close-up of a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (680k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (762k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Close-up of Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (685k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Close-up of Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (724k)

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Ethiopia
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