Monday, April 30, 2012

Baringo Kids

OK, it's not actually a wildlife photo... cute though! Kokwe Island residents from Lake Baringo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Goliath Heron- Lake Baringo Kenya

The Goliath Heron is probably the tallest bird in this area, though not the heaviest. This one is from Lake Baringo in the Rift Valley.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cape Buffalo & Tick-Bird Symbiosis

One can indulge in a little-shut-eye during rumination secure in the knowledge that security alarm services are awake and alert.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eland- Laikipia Kenya

A couple female Eland on the trot. A big male can reach 750kg.... and still clear a 7 foot fence!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Colobus Monkey, Mt. Kenya

An interesting monkey; the Colobus is strictly vegetarian, has a stomach that can hold a weight of food equal to the monkey's (empty) body-weight, and has a hand with four fingers and no thumb. It also has a lightweight skeleton and an effective parachute made up of a tail and mantle of long white fur- as shown here. 15 foot (5m) leaps are all in a days travel.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Woolly-Necked Stork, Masai Mara Kenya

The Woolly-Necked Stork. A large bird around 1m (3ft) tall, it is commonly seen in tall grasslands near water cruising for insects and reptiles.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Cape Buffalo- Nairobi Park, Kenya

It may be hard to tell young calves apart, but it's certainly easy to distinguish one old buff from another- what with all the accumulated scars & missing bits.... Is this one looking at the camera or at the incoming tick-bird?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Laundry Day- Lake Baringo Kenya

Laundry day for these women with their children on Kokwe Island, Lake Baringo. There are plenty of crocs around, but attacks on humans are uncommon- and the people, mainly relying on fishing with nets, tend to leave the crocs alone as well.....