Eat my dust! Playful wildebeest has fun in the sand

These amazing pictures show a playful wildebeest having fun in its natural habitat and rolling around in the DUST.

Anja Denker, 46, from Windhoek, Namibia, took these stunning images during family holiday to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana.

The images were taken during the photographer's family vacation to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The images were taken during the photographer’s family vacation to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The keen amateur photographer Anja, who works as a fashion designer, took these amazing snaps of this playful wildebeest, having fun at a waterhole in the park.

Anja said: “We were standing at the waterhole early in the morning, where I was hoping to photograph some hyenas, which we had seen there previously.

“But two blue wildebeest approached the waterhole to drink. One of them suddenly started pawing the ground vigorously, kicking up loads of sand and dust. He then got down and rolled on the ground, with the dust billowing around him.

“He got up after a while, proceeded to run around like a mad thing only to dig around in the sand again, lie down and wallow”.

The large animal jumped about, kicking up a storm of dust and rolling around on the ground.

The large animal jumped about, kicking up a storm of dust and rolling around on the ground.

Anja and her family stayed for half hour watching the wildebeest rolling around and playing- and they were mesmerised by its actions.

She said: “I always considered wildebeests pretty boring but after I witnessed this one in action so close and unexpectedly, it has completely changed my mind.

“The absolute care-free and never-minded attitude of the animal just galloping around, having fun and just living in that moment touched me deeply and also just showed me that photographing the unexpected can produce some really great results.”

A care-free wildebeest was photographed having the time of its live in Botswana - playing in the dirt and dust.

A care-free wildebeest was photographed having the time of its live in Botswana – playing in the dirt and dust.