Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheetah- Amboseli Game Reserve, Knya

This was one of a pair of Cheetah seen in Amboseli near the swamps. They had not been spotted for several weeks prior to this- and probably followed plains game back to the region of the swamps as grazing deteriorates with the onset of the dry season.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Masai Mara Vista

This panoramic dusk shot of the Mara Plains was composed of 5 separate photos- overlapping 50% & merged in Photoshop.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bull Elephant- Masai Mara Kenya

A rather imposing bull from the Mara.

Now this is interesting....  I've been displaying some of my photos in a peer-judged site called 500px. It helps me to see how a photo is 'ranked' by thousands of fellow photographers including pros.  This site has started the option of selling photos and canvases if permitted by the members. A request has come through to purchase my 'Bronze Ellie', so I uploaded the larger file and allowed it to be available. Go to:

Not sure if they ship world-wide or not. It's a Canadian outfit based in Toronto. If anyone has a favourite shot of mine & would like a canvas- just ask & I'll enable it on the site.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

African Wild Dog- Lycaon pictus

The Wild Dog has the most powerful bite of any African carnivorous mammal- exceeded globally only by the Tasmanian Devil. This female was photographed in the Mara earlier this month (Feb '13).

Monday, February 11, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Lion Food Fest- Masai Mara

A meal is a swamp is as good as anywhere else to these Mara lion cubs, though the lionesses seem to be more adverse to diving right in on this freshly killed waterbuck.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Defeated and Intimidated

One of the most important lessons a cheetah learns in life is to never give up trying. The next gnu might be lame, sick and hornless..... you never know!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mara River Crocodiles- Kenya

The Mara River could not support the existing numbers of huge crocodiles without the annual Wildebeest migration. These cold-blooded reptiles can go for several months without any food whatsoever after gorging on Gnu.

For those concerned about developments on the Laikipia Plateau, there's an update and petition HERE.

Friday, February 1, 2013