Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bull Elelphant- Amboseli Kenya

Well that's a wrap for 2012 everyone! For me it's been a good year- hope your's has been as well. Amy & I look forward to spending more time in the bush in 2013 (bound to be less rain & more flying...) and to bring you bigger, better and bolder Pic-a-Days!  Back from Watamu Jan 4th. Thanks for all the support. elk

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Grey Heron- Amboseli Kenya

A Grey Heron- slightly iridescent when seen up close. This one was patrolling the swamp in Amboseli looking for snakes, frogs, insects.....

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Moonflower- Mt. Kenya

This was taken with my camera phone near Mt. Kenya. The Moonflower- AKA Datura- is rather infamous. From Wikipedia:

Due to the potent combination of anticholinergic substances it contains, Datura intoxication typically produces effects similar to that of an anticholinergic delirium (as contrasted to hallucination): a complete inability to differentiate reality from fantasy; hyperthermia; tachycardia; bizarre, and possibly violent behavior; and severe mydriasis with resultant painful photophobia that can last several days. Pronounced amnesia is another commonly reported effect.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

White-Browed Robin-chat- Nairobi Kenya

One of my favourite back-yard birds, the Robin-chat (a Thrush) is a master songster with very individual and varied whistled tunes- real melodies that help mark it's vigorously defended territory.

Monday, December 17, 2012

African Fish Eagle- Lake Baringo Kenya

A Lake Baringo African Fish Eagle with tilapia. The Tugen Hills loom in the background, part of the Great Rift Valley escarpment- altitude up to 8500ft (2600m). Lake Baringo's altitude is 2850ft (870m)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Green-Headed Sunbird- Nairobi Kenya

This Green-Headed Sunbird is a very territorial resident of my forested yard here in Nairobi. And yes- the head CAN look sort of green(ish) in the right light......

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Baby Colobus- Mt. Kenya

Very young Colobus are called 'whiteys' for obvious reasons.... Notice the long & powerful fingers, which compensates for the lack of opposable thumb, unusual in primates.

Friday, December 7, 2012