Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lion- Nairobi Park, Kenya

A keen-eyed fellow from Nairobi Park. It's been a good year for the Park's Lions, at least by appearance.

It's been a good year for pic-a-day too. Many thanks for all your support. I'm off till the 4th or 5th of January.

See y'all next year, and have a good holiday.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mt. Kenya Colobus

A young Colobus monkey. Colobus are 100% vegetarian (eat shoots and leaves) and do not have opposable thumbs.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Nairobi Park Lioness

This lioness had three half-grown cubs to feed & seemed to be coping quite well.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, December 23, 2011

'Swamp Ellies'- Amboseli Kenya

This photo of Amboseli 'Swamp Ellies' is popular at my exhibition and I'd neglected to include it in the online gallery of exhibited photos ( ), so here it is...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

'HoverFly'- Macro photo, Laikipia Kenya

I've always noticed these little flies- I call them 'HoverFlies'- that for reasons unknown are in the habit of hovering for minutes on end in precisely the same spot before darting away to take up a new position not far off.

This one, all of 7mm from wingtip to wingtip held position so well I was able to take my time to focus in and capture some detail of it's appearance.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kongoni- Nairobi Park, Kenya

This Male Kongoni (Coke's Hartebeest) has been out rooting around scent-marking the perimeter of his territory. How could the females resist?

I've created a gallery of the photos in my current exhibition at: so please drop by for a look!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kirk's Dik-dik: Laikipia, Kenya

Kirk's Dik-dik, Madoqua kirkii, reaches a height of only 35-45 cm at the shoulder. The male is noticeably smaller than the female and they pair for life. They are well adapted to dry conditions, metabolising all the water they need from their food which consists of leaves, buds, flowers, fruit as well as grass.

This is an older male showing some scars from close encounters with predators (including wild dogs, leopard, cheetah, lion & a couple of the larger birds of prey).

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

An interesting looking character from Nairobi Park. It doesn't take long to distinguish one lion 'face' from another.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GULP! Somebody talked me into it........

After nearly 40 years of lugging a camera around Kenya it's time to expose my product to the most critical type of audience... potential customers!  All are welcome, I'll have 42 framed images and I'm nervous.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Malachite Kingfisher- Nairobi Park, Kenya

This is the final pic from a series taken earlier this year in Nairobi Park. This little fish-eater was a particularly photogenic character.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Crowned Crane- Nairobi Park, Kenya

I hadn't realised Crowned Cranes had such big feet! They feed in and around swamps quite a bit, so I suppose they are adapted to walking in mud. Standing around 4 ft high, they must weigh over 10 kg.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Zebra Graphic- Nairobi Park Kenya

Gearing up for my first-ever exhibition here which begins on the 13 this month. This'll feature- printed on canvas 87 x 60 cm (34x24 in) with a thin black frame.