Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gikururu River, Aberdares range, Kenya

The Gikururu River at 10,000 ft (3050 m) in the Aberdares range, Kenya. My favourite Brown Trout stream. I love the climatic and ecologic variation within Kenya....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Young Lesser Egret- Lake Baringo Kenya

Rising waters have provided some new nesting sites in drowned shoreline trees around Lake Baringo, as well as allowing access into the colonies by boat. This is an adventurous young Lesser Egret exporing the branches next to it's nest.                  We now have a webcam on Kokwe Island- see HERE

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Great White Pelican- Nakuru Kenya

A Great White Pelican defies gravity over Lake Nakuru. Due to increased water levels, decreased salinity and an absence of suitable algae, Lake Nakuru's famed flamingos have migrated elsewhere- most to Ethiopia actually. Many other species of waterfowl have flocked in to replaced them.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vulture & Wilbebeest- Masai Mara Kenya

There are times when a bloated corpse is only used as a perch- when all the soft bits are under water. Vultures have difficulty piercing the hide.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kirk's Dik-dik, Nakuru Kenya

Kirk's Dik-dik is a small antelope found in eastern and southwestern Africa. It grows to 70 centimeters in length and weighs up to 7 kilograms when full grown, standing to a shoulder height of approximately 35–45 cm. Wikipedia

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sand Grouse- Nairobi Park Kenya

A typically well camouflaged Sand Grouse. It's the only bird I know of that carries water in it's feathers for it's young back at the nest.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Njemps fisherfolk use these tiny one-man 'ambach' reed canoes to travel about Lake Baringo- travelling up to 15km at a time using hand-paddles.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Warthog- Masai Mara Kenya

A good example of a 'Tusker' Warthog from the Mara. The lower canines are kept chisel-sharp by constant abrasion against the upper tusks.