Monday, May 26, 2014

Hyena Feeding Frenzy, Masai Mara Kenya

From the Mara last weekend. A pack of some 15 hyena chased the remaining few sub-adult lions from a pride of 9 off a Topi kill after much posturing and vocalisation. The returns were rather meagre...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crowned Crane and Chick, Amboseli Kenya

A Grey Crowned Crane with young chicks in Amboseli. The two parents were busy feeding the chicks grasshoppers, which were plentiful in the swampy grass.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Male Lion, Masai Mara Kenya

A mature full-maned lion from the Mara rests in shade. I've been informed on several occasions that this particular fragrant tree/bush  repels flies & is hence favoured shade for predators.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Clash of Titans, Amboseli Kenya

Combative giants in Amboseli. This photo taken with a Nikon 2x teleconverter on a Nikon 600mm lens with Nikon D800 camera- a real paparazzi super- telephoto setup.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Big Foot, Amboseli Kenya

From Amboseli with Michael North earlier this month.  I think my photographic 'Mission Statement' should be something like 'To bring the detail of wildlife and their environment into intimate focus.' Or similar. Suggestions?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goliath Heron On Nest, Lake Baringo

These five-foot tall Herons roost in trees overnight. We had the dubious honour of hosting one above our tent at Island Camp, Lake Baringo last weekend, and it was a particularly noisy bird- providing the best imitation of a hippo I've ever heard: hreeeeeee, hrump! hrump! hrump! hrump! A most unusual bird call, and I strongly suspect it actually WAS imitating a hippo- there's plenty in the lake.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tawny Eagle, Masai Mara Kenya

A Tawny Eagle from the Mara. You can tell it's just eaten more than it's fill as the throat crop (proventriculus) is engorged. This extra fuel tank allows longer periods between meals or food for young back at the nest.