Monday, February 28, 2011

Cheetah with Reedbuck kill. Masai Mara Kenya

Taken this weekend in the Mara, this mature female cheetah was enjoying a feast of Reedbuck when I happened by. Three solitary cheetahs we seen in a single morning in the Mara Triangle- I assume the population is healthy- there's certainly plenty of plains game.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cat and whale skull- Lamu Kenya

This ginger cat is lying in front of a Humpback whale skull on Shella beach, Lamu Island. Kinda puts things into some sort of perspective doesn't it?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elephant mud-bath. Amboseli Kenya

A refreshing cosmetic treatment for a hot Amboseli afternoon at the Tawi Lodge waterhole.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guineafowl- Nairobi Park, Kenya

Sometimes on has to wonder................. why???

Is there a function to form here or is it just all cosmetic? These Guineafowl were photographed in Nairobi Park last weekend. Grass seeds are rip & livin' is easy (at the moment).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dusty evening- Impala & Kongoni in Nairobi Park, Kenya

A passing car created a dusty filter for this late afternoon photo of Impala and Kongoni in Nairobi Park.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Elephant in green pastures- Amboseli Kenya

This is what elephant dreams must be made of- during the other half of the year when conditions are hard and dry.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flamingos- Lake Naivasha Kenya

Greater Flamingos in Little Lake, off Lake Naivasha late last year. Rainfall patterns influence the plankton grown in several Rift Valley lakes influencing mass movements from one lake to another. Lake Natron remains the favoured breeding location during most years. This lake is only an occasional home- possibly more of a resting point in between the primary lakes in the chain.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hyena pup, Amboseli Park Kenya

This small handful of hyena was found having a morning lie-in at the main hyena den near the park airstrip. This is in an area that is subject to occasional flooding- hence the white alkaline soil.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Eland- Nairobi Park, Kenya

Eland are normally quite shy creatures- this herd in Nairobi Park allowed my to approach quite a bit closer than I would normally expect. This photo was taken with a telephoto lense approximately 45 meters away from the herd.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunset & Giraffe- Nairobi Park, Kenya

Eye-Candy Recipe: Gently place one giraffe onto a single setting sun and season lightly with photoshop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Palm browser. Amboseli Elelphant.

Elephant normally find palm fronds too tough to be palatable (& digestible), so there must be something of interest hidden in there- easy to sniff out when you can browse with your nose! Taken in Amboseli.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hammerkop. Lake Baringo Kenya

A common water-side bird in East Africa, the primitive-looking Hammerkop builds mega-sized nests in large trees that can often reach 3 tons in weight..... though who has actually weighed one remains a mystery to me!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Matriarch elephant- Amboseli Kenya

A matriarch elephant tests the wind before entering a wooded area in Amboseli Park.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Giraffe browsing- Nairobi Park, Kenya

Hard to imaging that there could be food in those prickly Acacia branches. This is the common 'Masai' Giraffe.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Family on the move- Amboseli Park, Kenya

A family group of three heads out of the swamps in the afternoon in Amboseli park, Kenya.