Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Family Group. Amboseli Elelephants

Classic family group of Amboseli Elephant on their daily afternoon stroll from swamp to forest.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ol' LongTusk- Amboseli Kenya

This old fellow is the lead bull in a bachelor group of 7. He has an exceedingly long & thin left tusk that would seem to interfere with grazing at times. The right tusk was probably broken in a fight some years ago.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gerenuk Female & Young. Amboseli Kenya

Adapted to browse above the levels other antelope reach, these sleek & elongated animals are able to stand vertically on their hind legs to nibble daintily around thorns.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cormorant, Lake Baringo Kenya

A Lake Baringo Cormorant. I've always wondered how they catch fish in the turbid waters of this lake- underwater visibility must be no more than 4 inches. Cormorants are plentiful though, so they've obviously got the ways & means!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cheetah- Masai Mara Kenya

Cheetah have non-retractable claws, like dogs. And like dogs, they find climbing trees nigh-on impossible. This Brown Olive looks like a comfortable lounger for a leopard.....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rain over Amboseli, Kenya

Big cloud, little rain. It's isolated showers like this between rainy seasons that keeps many of East Africa's plains game dashing from one 'green-up' pasture to another. Wildebeest are well known for being able to sense green-ups from many kilometers away, especially just after grass fires have passed through a region.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Belly rub- Amboseli Elephant, Kenya

This big old tusker spent quite some time on the neighborhood rubbing tree near Tawi Lodge in Amboseli & managed to get to pretty well every bit of hide except his back.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Acres of Wrinkles- Amboseli Elephant.

Black & white photos can really show texture.... and this elephant looks like it could use a bit of re-hydration.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Chameleon- Nairobi Kenya

The Jackson's Chameleon lurks inconspicuously in the undergrowth of the Croton/Brown Olive indigenous forest of my back yard.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ants tending Aphids- Baringo Kenya

Caught these tiny ants tending their herd of microscopic aphids on an Acacia tree seed pod in Baringo. Amazing what's goin' on if you look closely.....

Monday, May 2, 2011