Portrait of a meerkat (Suricata suricatta) as it pauses in-between digging for grubs and insects in the Kalahari Desert. Insect-eating diggers, meerkats concentrate on beetle larvae, the larvae and pupae of moths, butterflies and flies, and harvester termites, crickets, spiders, scorpions, and other invertebrates that are buried or hidden. They can dig through their own bodyweight (around one and a half pounds) in sand every few seconds. This image is from Hostile Planet.
The elephants living around Lake Chad are unique to the Sahel; they inhabit the desert, moving between water sources. in 2016 The Great Elephant Survey announced there were fewer than 650 elephants remaining in Chad. This image is from The Last Animals.