Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mara Leopard, Mara Conservancy Kenya

Always a big bonus to see a leopard on safari. Local guides & driver's swahili code-name for this cat is 'Doa Juu', which translates to 'spots up', referring to the leopard's arboreal preferences. The Cheetah, a ground dweller, is called 'Doa Chini', as in 'spots down'. Don't tell anyone- it's a secret code!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leopard in the Grass, Masai Mara Kenya

A definite loss of humour here. I'm told that this male resident of the Mara Triangle specialises in catching adult Impala, and it appears he has received the sharp end of an impala's (very sharp) hooves to the face.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Impala- Selective Browsing, Masai Mara Kenya

As part of a 'Grazing Mosaic' evolved to share limited resources, every wild herbivore has it's favourite array of plant species- and even it's favourite parts of those plants... Can't say the same for domestic livestock unfortunately.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bandeded Mongoose, Masai Mara Kenya

A Banded Mongoose- one of a pack ( aka: mongaggle/troup/business) of a dozen in the (green) Mara Triangle last weekend. And yes, looking up what a collection of mongoose' is called results in a variety of answers....